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What are the most common side affects of abilify?

What are the most common side affects of abilify?

Dr Reynolds listed: most common. Here are other possible side effects: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Abilify (Definition)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic with a unique mechanism of action. As with most atypical agents it is probably prescribed more often for mood disorders than psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). It's associated with fewer movement side effects (eps) than the typical antipsychotics. It's unique mechanism of action is that it both stimulates ...Read more


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I have been off of Abilify for a month and i've been experiencing nasuea and headaches still. Is this normal? Are these side affects permanent?

Not side effects: If those symptoms were side effects of abilify, they would have resolved by now. If they are troubling you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Antidepressent withdrawl I am currently on 50mg of pristiq and 2mg of abilify. I recently (16 days) stopped the Abilify because of weight gain. I was feeling fine but now am more depressed and my mind is wondering. Is this just a side affect of the abilif

Hello : Hello depressed in philadelphia. In addition to having an antipsychotic effect the Abilify also has an antidepressant effect through the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is used as an adjunct with the pristiq. Because you took yourself off of the abilify, you are no longer augmenting your antidepressant. Even though Abilify has side effects, it also can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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For what length of time do the side efffects of Abilify last?

For what length of time do the side efffects of Abilify last?

Abilify: Depends on dose, how long u been on it, if taken with other medications or if dose increased recently. Best to consult the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects present when using Abilify at high doses?

What are the most common side effects present when using Abilify at high doses?

Abilify: Side effects at high doses may include drowsiness to somnolence; restlessness (akathisia); tremor (parkinsonism); jerky movements (eps); constipation, nausea, vomiting; headache; insomnia; blurred vision, etc. Cardiac arrhythmias can occur too. http://tinyurl.com/yedvch. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of abilify?

What are the side-effects of abilify?

Side effects: Extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness, rigidity, "non-fluid" body movements, involuntary movements or tics, and weight gain. Rarely it can affect blood sugar, cause a rash, and promote heart rhythm problems. Some suggest that any new physical or emotional problem that begins after the onset of taking a new medicine should be assumed to be due to that medicine unless proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the names of alternatives to abilify? Ide like to research some. I am having serious side effects from taking it.

What are the names of alternatives to abilify? Ide like to research some. I am having serious side effects from taking it.

Many alternatives: Abilify is classified as a 2nd generation antipsychotic. Included in this group are drugs like seriquel, rispderal, zyprexa, etc. Though they are in the same group, their side effect profile does vary somewhat. Talk to your physician about the problems with Abilify and see if an alternative is the answer. ...Read more

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What are the major side-effects of abilify?

What are the major side-effects of abilify?

Agree w Dr. Kerr: Abilify side effects may include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are there any major side-effects of abilify?

Are there any major side-effects of abilify?

There can be.: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, seizures, mania, delirium, & allergic rxn. Other possible side effects include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, or low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from abilify?

What are the side effects from abilify?

Abilify side effects: may include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, akathesia, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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