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Review: could Abilify cause Trichotillomania?

We study 28,358 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 30,099 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 819 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, hepatitis c.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 28,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 8 people (0.03%) have Trichotillomania. They amount to 0.98% of all the 815 people who have Trichotillomania on eHealthMe.

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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  • jociadam on Jun, 15, 2014:

    I am a mid 40's female who experienced compulsive hair pulling which began after being on phentermine for one month. I did have a lot of weight loss (almost 20 pounds), but I also lost a lot of hair from pulling it out. I wondered about the correlation and stopped taking the phentermine. A few days after stopping the medication, I stopped pulling my hair out. I have reported this side effect to my physician.

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