Abilify Side Effects

The risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Abilify is a newer antipsychotic drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a black box warning about antipsychotics increasing the risk of death in elderly with dementia. It is also known as Aripiprazole.

Abilify Drug Warnings:

There have been 10 drug regulatory agency warnings from five countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and South Africa). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

3 warnings on Abilify causing birth defects
2 warnings on Abilify causing withdrawal reactions
2 warnings on Abilify causing seizures/tremors/convulsions
2 warnings on Abilify causing death
2 warnings on Abilify causing diabetes

Abilify Drug Studies:

There have been 10 studies in three countries (United States, Denmark and Turkey). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

3 studies on Abilify causing death
3 studies on Abilify causing diabetes/weight gain
1 study on Abilify causing violence/homicidal ideation
1 study on Abilify causing seizure/tremors
1 study on Abilify causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder, with side effects including: high fever, blood pressure changes, confusion, coma, and sometimes death)

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 13,445 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Abilify (aripiprazole).

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 899 cases of weight increased
  • 765 cases of tardive dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements)
  • 617 cases of tremors
  • 490 cases of insomnia
  • 478 cases of akathisia (motor restlessness)
  • 456 cases of dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements)
  • 372 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 368 cases of dystonia (repetitive muscle contractions)
  • 345 cases of psychotic disorder
  • 341 cases of nausea

Documented Side Effects of Abilify:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Anxiety
Blurred vision
Body restlessness
Changes in vision
Chest pain
Confusion
Difficulty breathing/ swallowing
Dizziness

High fever
Hives
Insomnia
Nervousness
Pain, especially in the arms, legs or joints
Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
Somnolence

Swelling of the face, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Tightness in the throat
Unusual movements of the body or face
Weight gain



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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