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Review: could Abilify cause Trichotillomania?

We study 28,378 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Trichotillomania. Find out below who they are, when they have Trichotillomania and more.

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Abilify

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,129 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress) (latest reports from 827 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, hepatitis c.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 28,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 8 people (0.03%) have Trichotillomania.

Trend of Trichotillomania in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Trichotillomania * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Trichotillomania when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Trichotillomania87.50%12.50%

Age of people who have Trichotillomania when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Trichotillomania0.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%87.50%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Trichotillomania when taking Abilify ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Trichotillomania ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (7 people, 87.50%)
  2. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor (6 people, 75.00%)
  2. Depakote (6 people, 75.00%)
  3. Effexor xr (6 people, 75.00%)
  4. Neurontin (6 people, 75.00%)
  5. Klonopin (1 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • My daughter is being treated for depression. she has never pulled her eyebrows out until after she started Zoloft.

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  • I have noticed blood in my stools and on toilet paper the last 2 days. I have been taking abilify for 10 years now.

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  • Aletta Martz on Mar, 17, 2010:

    Has anyone on Abilify had pulmonary emboli? I had massive, multiple (and a saddle embolus) emboli while on Abilify and the medical team could find no other cause - i.e. no DVT, no cancer, no genetic clotting deficiency. Any similar situations?

    Reply

    Pat Puckett on Apr, 2, 2010:

    Abilify last year with severe facial, neck, shoulder, and hand/arm twitching. Stopped it and after few weeks have been left with facial twitches and hand/arm twitches.

    Reply

    miss lee on Apr, 8, 2010:

    to aletta martz,my boyfriend's brother was under abilify and has died on last few days..the death reason is acute pulmonary embolism, he was a smoker ...we are not sure the real reason,is it because of the side effect of this medicine or ...

    Reply

    Mirendela on May, 23, 2011:

    tremor, and sleeping disorder, depression, my doctor still wanted me to eat them as she claimed I was schizofrenic.
    Although I stopped eating them for more than 8 months ago, I have not experienced a new psycosis, and with this facit, I was not scizofrenic, I am happy without tablets,
    the dr ordinated me litium because of the deppression and claimed I was bipolar, I stopped with litium and i am happy and calm, not suffering from psycosis nor depression. The psycosis I think I got because I did not sleep much for some years and was very active!

    Reply

    Julie on Oct, 31, 2012:

    My question is that I have an 8 yr old daughter who has been on abilify for less than a year. She had recent blood work done and her triglycerides were 142. She is extremely active, great shape, into soccer. The PCP didn't seem to concern and couldn't tell me whether the medication was the cause. dr that prescribed it thought it was very high. Does anyone have any answers on this or comments.

    Reply

    Martin on Jul, 28, 2014:

    I have been taking Abilify since 2007 and my triglycerides are very high even though I don't eat lots of sweets or fatty foods. Unfortunately it becomes very hard to control without other medicines which I do not want to take.

    Reply

    Sheria on Aug, 14, 2014:

    To this mom, I'm 53 years old and am a health nut really..I exercise, eat better than anyone I know..I rarely indulge in anything that would cause high cholesterol. I am bipolar 1..abilify is the drug used to stabilize my condition and I would never go off the medication. However it is causing my cholesterol to be high and remain there as well I'm experiencing sever tooth dessocay and periodontal disease. Both I believe caused by abilify. However this drug is very important to my health so that's where the acceptance comes in.good luck to you and your daughter

    Reply

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