Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health

Abilify

(aripiprazole)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health
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4.29Abilify

Helps control your thoughts and mood.

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Our bottom line

Abilify (aripiprazole) is good for treating psychosis and mania, and can help with depression. It's less likely to cause side effects than other antipsychotics.

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Upsides

  • Effective at relieving psychotic symptoms and manic episodes.
  • More energizing than other antipsychotics.
  • Fewer side effects than other antipsychotics.
  • Studies show that it can also be helpful for depression, especially in women, if your symptoms don't go away with an antidepressant alone.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
People’s experience with Abilify

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Downsides

  • Mild risk of extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), a movement disorder that includes stiffness, tremor, restlessness, and slow, repetitive, or involuntary movements.
  • You might need routine blood tests to check how the medicine is affecting your body.
  • All antipsychotics come with side effects that make them difficult to take. You might need to try a few different medicines until you find the one that works for you and that you can tolerate.
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How it works

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic. It stabilizes dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain to help control your thoughts and affect mood.

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What to expect when you take Abilify (aripiprazole) for Psychiatric conditions

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Side effect rates for Abilify (aripiprazole)

Risks and Warnings for Abilify (aripiprazole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Elderly patients with dementia

    Older patients with dementia-related psychosis have a higher risk of death when treated with antipsychotic medications. Abilify (aripiprazole) is not approved to treat dementia-related psychosis.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Abilify (aripiprazole)

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Sleep
  • It made me sleepy during the day, I think, due to blood sugar fluctuations. I would recommend being aware of the amount of sugar/simple carbs you eat. Fiber is a good thing, too--high fiber foods can help.
  • Caused me excessive tiredness. But effective for controlling thoughts and mood. No appetite change, and no ortho static hypotension unlike Seroquel/Quetiapine, Risperdal/Risperidone
Weight
  • Abilify (aripiprazole) can make you gain weight, which can also increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. If you're at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholestetrol, talk to your doctor how to lower your risk.
  • Didn't want weight gain
  • I gained 30 lbs on abilify but it helped my depression greatly.The weight gain made me very depressed so I quit taking it. I lost about 25 lbs & got severely depressed again, suicidal. So I'm stuck being fat & happy or thin & sad. 😣
  • Stomach problems increased, dizziness and fatigue, addictive, negatives outweigh positives