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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 28,444 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 629 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,199 Abilify users)

Weight loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,305 Weight loss patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 28,440 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 629 people (2.21%) have Weight Loss.

Trend of Weight loss in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss6.84%34.19%5.98%26.50%19.66%2.56%4.27%

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

Weight loss68.85%31.15%

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

Weight loss0.15%0.61%1.97%10.91%30.45%40.30%14.55%1.06%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (300 people, 47.69%)
  2. Depression (292 people, 46.42%)
  3. Schizophrenia (174 people, 27.66%)
  4. Anxiety (113 people, 17.97%)
  5. Sleep disorder (103 people, 16.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (578 people, 91.89%)
  2. Risperdal (330 people, 52.46%)
  3. Zyprexa (297 people, 47.22%)
  4. Geodon (270 people, 42.93%)
  5. Haldol (179 people, 28.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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