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Abilify Side EffectsThis forum is for sharing information about the side effects of Abilify. If you've used Abilify, please help others by adding your feedback. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.
The patient information for Abilify lists the following side effects.
In adults the most common side effects reported in clinical trial were nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, an inner sense of restlessness or need to move (akathisia), anxiety, insomnia, taste perversion, and restlessness.
In pediatric patients (6 to 17 years old) the most common side effects reported in clinical trial were sleepiness, headache, vomiting, extrapyramidal disorder (uncontrolled movement, restlessness, tremors and muscle stiffness), nausea, fatigue, increased appetite, stuffy nose, insomnia, and weight gain.
Other serious side effects may include:
Abilify FeedbackIf you have used Abilify, share your experience with others by adding your feedback. What would you tell a friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.
Subj: Abilify memory loss
My doctor recently put my on Abilify for my bipolar disorder, should I be concerned about this memory loss? HELP!
AskDocWeb: That may depend on how old you are as the concern increases with age. The FDA has released a warning that Abilify increases chances of death in older patients. Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia who are treated with Abilify, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. The complaints about this drug have become so numerous that there are now attorneys specializing in Abilify lawsuits.
Subj: Muscle spasm and memory loss
Ability. Have not been on this long but two reactions seems related to this drug. Muscles. Spasm. In my back and I am having slight memory loss. For the back spasms doc gave me a relax type med. I am 79 and very active as an artist. So I will consider a change, I take this drug with wellbutrin.....but it works and I am now down to 2/12 mg.
Persistent side effects
Do Not EVER take this drug. I have been off abilify for over a year and have high blood pressure, muscle spasms, memory loss, to name a few.
Abilify has made me lose my damn memory.
Mad about memory loss
AskDocWeb: Abilify is not the only medication that lists memory loss as a side effect. Fortunately there are alternatives so talk to your doctor.
Abilify and cogentin
My experience is with abilify and cogentin- don' t do it. It landed me in the hospital and caused the last four years to be hell. My daughters and I suffered more than I can explain.
Detoxing from Ability
I've been on abilify for about a year, and recently started to try to detox from it. I can hardly move I'm so tired (or, conversely, sometimes I can't sit still at all, there's no in between). I've been having the memory loss everyone's mentioned too. Ive been weaning off it slowly, but it's incredibly difficult. If you can avoid it, don't take this medication!!
When to report side effects
I am on Abilify as well as Wellbutrin SR and Ritilan for ADHD. I have only taken the Abilify four times...but it makes me feel drugged, floaty, and just weird. I was on it a few years ago and it was wonderful. How long is it before the side effects lessen? How soon should I contact him doctor about the side effects? Is there another drug combination that could avoid the mood swings I was having before adding Abilify?
AskDocWeb: It is important to know that you can call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you have concerns about symptoms. Call your doctor right away if someone taking this drug has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
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