Abilify and Shingles - from FDA reports

Shingles is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vicodin, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 54,344 people who have side effects when taking Abilify from FDA, and is updated regularly.

Who is eHealthMe: we are a data analysis company who specializes in health care industry. Our independent and original studies have been referenced on 400+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and EANO.

On Aug, 01, 2018

54,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify.
Among them, 56 people (0.1%) have Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Abilify cause Shingles?

Time on Abilify when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Abilify *:

  • female: 71.7 %
  • male: 28.3 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Abilify *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.22 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.89 %
  • 30-39: 17.78 %
  • 40-49: 15.56 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 35.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 11 people, 19.64%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 6 people, 10.71%
  3. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 5 people, 8.93%
  4. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 5 people, 8.93%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 8.93%
Check whether a drug or a condition causes Shingles

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Vicodin: 14 people, 25.00%
  2. Prevacid: 13 people, 23.21%
  3. Albuterol: 12 people, 21.43%
  4. Percocet: 12 people, 21.43%
  5. Aredia: 11 people, 19.64%
Subscribe to monitor Shingles in Abilify

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weight Decreased: 18 people, 32.14%
  2. Pain: 17 people, 30.36%
  3. Fall: 16 people, 28.57%
  4. Pain In Extremity: 16 people, 28.57%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 14 people, 25.00%
Click here to get more results

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Are you new to Abilify or have questions?

Volunteer or get paid to help people with your care experience

Related studies


Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 57,735 users)


Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 40,552 Shingles patients).

Drugs that are associated with Shingles
Shingles (1,796 drugs)
Could your condition cause Shingles
Shingles (1,639 conditions)
Abilify side effects
Browse all side effects of Abilify
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Related publications that referenced our studies

What would happen?

Predict new side effects and undetected conditions when you take Abilify and have Shingles

You are not alone. Join our personalized support groups:

You may be interested in these posts

More posts for: Abilify, Shingles

Recent updates

General studies
Active Support Groups
Recent Care Guides

You could also:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.