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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Some: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in a class of medications known to cause weight gain and sometimes diabetes and high cholesterol. Abilify (aripiprazole) itself is less likely to cause this than many others, but the risk is still there.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 17 years experience
In rare cases: Not usually. The biggest problem with Abilify (aripiprazole) is it binds to the Dopamine receptor very tightly and can make you restless. If you are taking a similar type of drug with Abilify (aripiprazole) it is not working, only you may have unwanted side effects of the other drugs.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How common is weight gain on luvox? How about abilify (aripiprazole)?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Not common: Luvox is an ssri antidepressant that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive dx, social anxiety dx, and depression. Jazz pharmaceuticals indicates that Luvox has a "weight-neutral profile." Abilify (aripiprazole) is an anti-psychotic that is now also used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. Abilify (aripiprazole) may work by decreasing Dopamine and increasing serotonin. Weight gain occurs infrequently.
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Brentwood, TN
A 50-year-old female asked:

Do most people tolerate Abilify (aripiprazole) without weight gain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
FOR THE MOST PART: Many patients do but there is weight gain associated with all medications in this class. Some worse than others like zyprexa and seroquel (quetiapine). Diet and exercise help.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Is there a drug similar to Abilify / Sandoz Arizofy 5mg that does not cause weight gain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Anti psychotics: All the drugs in this class are inclined to put on weight. Good Luck
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Brentwood, TN
A 50-year-old female asked:

Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
IT IS POSSIBLE: Yes weight gain is possible as with all medications in this class. Abilify (aripiprazole) may have less of an issue than some others like zyprexa or seroquel.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2019

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