Review: could Abilify cause Urinary incontinence?
Summary: Urinary incontinence 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 Concerta, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 28,440 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 167 have Urinary incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary incontinence and more.
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Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,187 Abilify users)
Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain. (latest reports from 18,514 Urinary incontinence patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 28,440 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 168 people (0.59%) have Urinary Incontinence.
Time on Abilify when people have Urinary incontinence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Urinary incontinence||21.05%||44.74%||13.16%||7.89%||5.26%||5.26%||2.63% |
Gender of people who have Urinary incontinence when taking Abilify * :
|Urinary incontinence||59.43%||40.57% |
Age of people who have Urinary incontinence when taking Abilify * :
|Urinary incontinence||0.00%||4.67%||19.33%||10.00%||8.00%||25.33%||16.00%||16.67% |
Severity of Urinary incontinence when taking Abilify ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Urinary incontinence||10.00%||30.00%||50.00%||10.00% |
How people recovered from Urinary incontinence ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Urinary incontinence||16.67%||0.00%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (34 people, 20.24%)
- Depression (18 people, 10.71%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (16 people, 9.52%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (16 people, 9.52%)
- Abnormal behaviour (15 people, 8.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Concerta (29 people, 17.26%)
- Prozac (28 people, 16.67%)
- Lexapro (22 people, 13.10%)
- Aspirin (21 people, 12.50%)
- Ativan (21 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My son wets himself at least once during the day and one at night. He states he can't feel the urge to go.
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I have severe thought blocking and my speech is halted - almost like a stutter. I would like to know if it's due to the medicine. Also I would like to know if my UI has to do with the meds. I also have frequent bowl movements and sometimes I'm not able to make it to the bathroom in time.
From this study (4 years ago):
stan on Mar, 3, 2011:
Our 9 year old son started Abilify recently -- for anxiety. A year ago and earlier he had problem staying dry, but, prior to Abilify, had been dry for months during the day -- although still wetting a night. Since going on a relatively low dose of Abilify (2 mg/day), he has reverted back to being wet nearly every day, and evening urination has increased.
Have other parents or doctors seen this with children taking Abilify?
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