Review: could Abilify cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,200 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 727 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 51,148 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 26,650 Weight loss patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

48,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify.
Among them, 727 people (1.51%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Abilify cause Weight loss?

Time on Abilify when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.14 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Abilify *:

  • female: 62.66 %
  • male: 37.34 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Abilify *:

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 1.26 %
  • 10-19: 3.3 %
  • 20-29: 11.79 %
  • 30-39: 28.3 %
  • 40-49: 38.36 %
  • 50-59: 15.25 %
  • 60+: 1.57 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Abilify **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (291 people, 40.03%)
  • Depression (276 people, 37.96%)
  • Schizophrenia (173 people, 23.80%)
  • Anxiety (103 people, 14.17%)
  • Sleep Disorder (85 people, 11.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (542 people, 74.55%)
  • Risperdal (345 people, 47.46%)
  • Zyprexa (279 people, 38.38%)
  • Geodon (246 people, 33.84%)
  • Haldol (165 people, 22.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (394 people, 54.20%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (265 people, 36.45%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (224 people, 30.81%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (162 people, 22.28%)
  • Weight Increased (157 people, 21.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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