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Review: could Abilify cause Trichotillomania?

Summary: Trichotillomania is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 28,440 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Trichotillomania. Find out below who they are, when they have Trichotillomania and more.

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Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,194 Abilify users)

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, hepatitis c. (latest reports from 275 Trichotillomania patients)

On Feb, 7, 2015: 28,432 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 10 people (0.04%) have Trichotillomania.

Trend of Trichotillomania in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Trichotillomania * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Trichotillomania0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Trichotillomania when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Trichotillomania90.00%10.00%

Age of people who have Trichotillomania when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Trichotillomania0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Trichotillomania when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Trichotillomania0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Trichotillomania ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Trichotillomania0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (8 people, 80.00%)
  2. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Compulsions (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Major depression with psychotic features (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Adult hypothyroidism (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (6 people, 60.00%)
  2. Effexor xr (6 people, 60.00%)
  3. Effexor (6 people, 60.00%)
  4. Depakote (6 people, 60.00%)
  5. Klonopin (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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