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Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely.
It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise.

In brief: Possible

All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely.
It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is an

Association but as others have mentioned it has a lower incidence of weight gain/diabetes compared to other second generation antipsychotic medications.
Up to 8% of person taking it will gain weight, but good vigilance about your food intake and activity levels can help control this issue.

In brief: There is an

Association but as others have mentioned it has a lower incidence of weight gain/diabetes compared to other second generation antipsychotic medications.
Up to 8% of person taking it will gain weight, but good vigilance about your food intake and activity levels can help control this issue.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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