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Review: could Abilify cause Type 1 diabetes mellitus?

Summary: Type 1 diabetes mellitus could be caused by Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 28,323 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 258 have Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Type 1 diabetes mellitus and more.

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Abilify

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,053 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (latest reports from 26,340 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, schizophrenia.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 28,323 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 258 people (0.91%) have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. They amount to 0.98% of all the 26,272 people who have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Type 1 diabetes mellitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Type 1 diabetes mellitus16.22%18.92%21.62%16.22%27.03%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Type 1 diabetes mellitus when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Type 1 diabetes mellitus54.90%45.10%

Age of people who have Type 1 diabetes mellitus when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Type 1 diabetes mellitus0.72%0.36%7.58%13.36%27.08%40.07%8.30%2.53%

Severity of Type 1 diabetes mellitus when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Type 1 diabetes mellitus0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Type 1 diabetes mellitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Type 1 diabetes mellitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (143 people, 55.43%)
  2. Depression (125 people, 48.45%)
  3. Schizophrenia (76 people, 29.46%)
  4. Sleep disorder (63 people, 24.42%)
  5. Anxiety (58 people, 22.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (258 people, 100.00%)
  2. Risperdal (160 people, 62.02%)
  3. Zyprexa (125 people, 48.45%)
  4. Geodon (100 people, 38.76%)
  5. Depakote (78 people, 30.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • my son (12 years old) has been taking Abilify for about a year. I started noticing him drinking and urinating more. We decided to check his Blood Sugar one night and it was 561! We took him to the ER. He will be insulin dependent the rest of his life. 2 weeks after he was diagnosed, I decided to stop the Abilify. Within 3 days his blood sugar checks were at least 50% less. We had not changed the insulin dose except to make it less, since he was improving. I believe that Abilify caused my son's diabetes. I never knew how life altering this disease is. PLEASE be careful.

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    Julie on Oct, 31, 2012:

    can you please give me more information regarding your son's blood work. I have an 8 yr old daughter who has been on abilify for less than a year her dr just did recent blood work and her triglycerides are 142(74 below is normal) nobody can tell me whether or not it is caused from the medication. I have taken her off of it and will do repeat blood work in 2 months per her pcp. She is a very althetic girl not an once of fat on her and both her dad and I are both very healthy.

    thanks
    Julie

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I took Abilify for about a year or two, and was later diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

    Reply

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