Abilify (aripiprazole) Side Effects – List of Side Effects, Dangers, What to Expect…


Let us go over the side effects of a very
commonly prescribed, anti-psychotic drug: Aripiprazole, most commonly known by the brand name Abilify. We’ll be going through the sort of side
effects which you might experience when taking Abilify, as well as the potential dangers,
of being on the drug. We’ll also be looking at how significant these dangers are for you, as a patient taking the drug. Please watch the video until the end, as this drug is quite dangerous, and there’s some important things that you should be aware of. We’re going to start with very common side-effects. These occur in over 10% of the population. So if you have one hundred people taking the drug, more than ten of them, are expected to experience at least one of these. They’re very common and tend to be quite minor. Very common side-effects include things such as: Drooling. Increased appetite. Weight gain – so there is a considerable likelihood of putting on weight while on Abilify. Insomnia – which is difficulty going to, and
staying asleep. Headaches.
Nausea & vomiting. Lightheadedness and dizziness.
Constipation. Increased Anxiety
and increased Agitation. Discomfort and other feelings of Abnormality. Finally, a general sense of unease and restlessness known medically as Akathisia, where the patient has to keep moving in order to feel more comfortable. Akathisia is a common side effect of many anti-psychotic drugs, Abilify included. These side effects are typically not dangerous. However, if you find that they’re affecting you significantly, please do talk to your
healthcare provider regarding them. It is normal for you, to experience one or more
of these side effects while taking the drug. Although it is completely normal if you experience many of them, all of them, or none of them at all. Moving on, we also have common side-effects of Abilify, which have a 1 to 10% incidence in the general population. So, out of 100
people taking the drug, 1 up to 10 people are expected to experience at least one of
these side-effects. These are a bit more unlikely, and tend to be more serious, they include: Tremor – this is the involuntary shaking of certain parts of your body, usually your hands. Indigestion. As a patient you might experience this as irritation or pain in your stomach. Sleepiness. Feeling Drowsy or Sleepy throughout the day is a common side-effect of the drug. Coming with this are feelings of Fatigue, where you also feel tired or exhausted because of the drug. Dry mouth. Visual Disturbances, including symptoms such as Blurred vision. Coughing. Stiff muscles. This can decrease your range of motion, and make everyday tasks more difficult. General Pain in different parts of your body, mostly characterized by Muscle pain. Rashes – red patches on your skin which could be very itchy. Rhinitis. This is inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, which could lead to cold-like symptoms, such as blocked nose, and nasal congestion. Head Rushes. To avoid this, it is recommended that while on Abilify, you should get up slowly and carefully. Again, as before, you should be talking to
your doctor, regarding these side-effects, especially if they become severe, or debilitating. Next, we’re going to talk about the uncommon side-effects of Abilify. Uncommon side effects affect only 0.1 to 1% of the general population. So, out of one hundred people, less than one person is expected to experience these. However they do occur, and you should immediately talk to your doctor if you experience any of them. Uncommon side-effects include: Diarrhoea. Bradycardia – slower than normal heart beat). Or, Tachycardia. Characterized by a heart beat that is faster than usual. Heart palpitations. This is characterized
by feelings of heart pounding, heart fluttering, or heart beating too fast.
You may also experience heart burn. This is characterized by a burning sensation in your
chest. It usually isn’t dangerous, but can be very uncomfortable. Other uncommon side-effects include: Dry eyes. Photophobia – which is increased sensitivity of the eyes to light. Photopsia – which is seeing flashes of light. Double vision. Swelling in certain parts of your body, such as: Swollen eyelids, tongue, or face. Difficulty swallowing – swallowing can be made worse by the swelling. Developing speech problems. Gastritis. This is Inflammation of the stomach
lining, which can cause severe abdominal pain. Oesophagitis. This is Inflammation of the
oesophagus, causing a burning sensation in your chest. Numbness.
Chills. Decreased mobility.
Fever. Urinating more. You might also be getting
up in the night to use the bathroom more often than usual. Decreased urination, or incontinence. Different forms of sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction. The drug can also affect menstrual cycles
in females. It can delay, or completely stop, periods. You might get Urticaria, or hives. This
is an outbreak of itchy rashes, which can be very uncomfortable and quite dangerous. While on the drug, you might get suicidal
thoughts and temptations of self-mutilation, particularly for patients with suicidal tendencies, or a history of self-harm. You might also develop a condition known as Gait disturbance. This is characterized by a deviation from, and difficulty with, normal
walking. Blood glucose levels can increase. This can
cause you to develop diabetes. Or if you’re a diabetic, the drug can worsen your condition,
and even lead, to a diabetic cawma. So, if you’re a diabetic, you should be monitoring your blood glucose levels more closely while on Abilify. As before, you should always speak to your
doctor regarding these side-effects. Finally, we have rare side-effects that occur
in less than 0.1% of the population. Therefore, less than one person, in a thousand people,
are expected to experience these while on Abilify. It is very unlikely that you’ll encounter
one of these side-effects, but they have been observed in patients, as a result of taking
the drug. Please, immediately get medical attention if you experience any of these while on the drug. Rare side-effects of Abilify include: Seizures.
Rhabdomyolysis. This is the breakdown of muscle tissue, and is a very serious condition. Lowered immunity, making you more susceptible to getting infections. Angina, which is chest pain due to heart disease. Cardiac arrest or heart attacks, particularly for patients with a history of heart disease. Blood clots.
Stroke. Pancreatitis. This is inflammation of the pancreas. Hepatitis – the inflammation of the liver. Sustained or painful erections, medically known as “Priapism”. Diabetic ketoacidosis. Raised blood-pressure. Oropharyngeal spasm, which is characterized by lumps in the throat. Laryngospasm, which is the uncontrolled contraction
of vocal folds. Jaundice, a condition which causes a yellow discoloration of your skin or eyes. Hair loss.
Increased body temperature. Tardive dyskinesia. This is a movement disorder, which is characterized by involuntary, repetitive body movements. This is usually permanent
and is an extremely dangerous medical condition. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. This is a life threatening condition, which leads to fever, muscle rigidity, and neurological problems. There is also evidence, to suggest that taking There is also evidence, to suggest that taking the drug can lead to memory-loss, and impaired judgement. These, are generally all the side-effects
which you can expect when taking the drug. However, please note that the long-term side-effects of the drug are not yet properly understood. Additionally, sudden, unexplained coma, or death, has been linked to the use of Abilify. The incidence of these side-effects vary
greatly from person to person. More dangerous side-effects are usually more common in patients with more severe conditions, and also depend on factors such as, your age, other drugs
you’re taking, and the general state of your health. For example, if you’re diabetic,
you’re more likely to experience the sugar-related side-effects of Abilify than a non-diabetic. It is important to remember that many of the
side effects mentioned, are unlikely to happen to you. If you have been prescribed this drug,
it is likely that your doctor has felt that its potential benefits, outweigh the risks.
For many people, Abilify has been extremely effective in helping them deal with their
conditions. However, if you do experience any side-effect
which you feel as severe or debilitating, stop using the drug, and get medical attention
as soon as possible. You can discuss with your healthcare provider regarding possibly
decreasing your dosage, or finding other alternatives to the drug. There is still, ongoing, research onto the
side-effects of the drug. So this is by no means a complete list of the side effects
of Abilify. If you’re taking, or planning to take Abilify,
it is strongly recommended that you watch our other videos, for more information. It
is always best to learn as much as possible about your drug. Stay safe!

78 Replies to “Abilify (aripiprazole) Side Effects – List of Side Effects, Dangers, What to Expect…”

  1. this is a shit drug!! my daughter had to go to the ER because of obnoxious side effects from Abilify. thank God the doctor at the ER is weening her off. she's been taking 2.5 mgs for less than 2 weeks. I want to smack her "Dr" for putting her on this, and the relatives who wouldn't freaking Listen to me…making me out to be mean and neglectful for refusing Abilify..double slaps. don't take Abilify! it's horrid!!

  2. is Bill Gates in on this part of his Death Pan-ales Hey Bill Gates your a killer of mental pay-cents world wide well not taking your poison BURN IN HELL Bill Gates. I KNOW YOUR CO. MADE THIS SHIT FUCK YOU BILL.

  3. W H Y D O Y O U T A L K S O S L O W L Y and use ambiguous terms? why not explain reaction mechanisms and why they may cause some adverse side effects so people can better understand WHY these side effects happen and how they can help combat them or be more vigilant? Why don't you cite your sources? If you want to seem like a more trustworthy channel (pharmacytrust lol), you should probably consider being more concrete; this video seems extremely biased against the medication. I don't mean to come off like I'm bashing you, but this video seems to promote the anti-psychiatry mentality that a lot of propaganda channels seem to further perpetuate. I do believe you're trying to offer real drug education, but to me, and perhaps others, it presented itself with a bit of a one-sided, cherry-picking viewpoint.

  4. This drug is dangerous and needs to be taken off the market. It caused me to have Parkinsonism. I contacted the FDA. Of course, they did nothing about it.

  5. Got told today this didn't have many side effects, it sounds awful. Glad it was only suggested to me….

  6. Abilify may able to help somebody but it may make lots of people sick too. Chemicals are not really meant to be part of the body. Nowadays we know organics are better for the health overall. Do we really need drugs? You have to work for good health especially when we get older, there is no miracle drug gonna do that for you.

  7. i didnt watch the video. the effects im feeling are depression, a heavy down feeling. (no more energy etc.)my hands and tounge are slightly swollen, thats 10 mg atm. the idiots i have to live with are forcing me to take this drug, even though i do not wish too. so i have too too have a place to live. fuck do i hate it. marijuana fixed my ails. not abilify, that causes depression in the undepressed!

  8. I feel better than I ever have since my doctor added Abilify with my lexapro. The only thing I can relate to so far is I can't sleep.

  9. Hated how abilify made me feel. The insomnia was horrible but I had no energy and was always tired. I also just felt drugged up.. and I really didn't need it (was already on two antidepressants and am diagnosed dysthymia and anxiety)

    But I stopped taking it cold turkey and things became way worse. I was suicidal for months after stopping it. Also got very sick. So if you are taking it and don't like how it makes you feel, tell your doctor so they can get you off it properly.

  10. I have side effects of headache and seizures on abilify and some people have died from it!Abilify side effects I did Abilify side effects I did have seizures from abilify !
    Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Abilify: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    Call your doctor at once if you have:
    severe agitation, distress, or restless feeling;
    twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
    mask-like appearance of the face, trouble swallowing, problems with speech;
    seizure (convulsions);
    thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself;
    severe nervous system reaction–very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
    low blood cell counts–sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, red or swollen gums, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough, trouble breathing; or
    high blood sugar–increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, weight loss.
    You may have increased sexual urges, unusual urges to gamble, or other intense urges while taking this medicine. Talk with your doctor if this occurs.
    Common Abilify side effects may include:
    weight gain;
    blurred vision;
    nausea, vomiting, changes in appetite, constipation;
    drooling;
    headache, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired;
    anxiety, feeling restless;
    sleep problems (insomnia); or
    cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

  11. I'm on it and have had no problem. I've been told that the pill is to be dissolved under the tongue but I have been just swallowing. Anybody know the correct way of taking Abilify

  12. I was a two year user of abilify, within one month of stopping abilify I developed a major allergy to metal. makes it difficult when I am allergic to most belt buckles snaps and watches. I have to admit that I experienced around half of the side effects he mentions. I just wish I would have went out gambling so I could sue abilify.

  13. I had a very bad reaction to this drug. I was told (by a psychiatrist) I had a mood disorder when I was a very young teenager. Although I was just a very troubled and heartbroken child who had been through a lot and needed guidance. This medication pretty much temporarily paralyzed me. I will never forget it. My tongue started swelling up so bad I couldn't talk, my neck started pulling sideways on its own until it reached my shoulder and got stuck there and I could no longer move it. Then my arms and legs started drawling up and I lost my ability to walk. Absolutely terrifying for a child. I was given several different shots immediately. One was a steroid shot, cortizone shot, and I don't remember what else. I mostly remember how terrified I was and the nurses frantically running around then several holding me up and helping me around until I eventually gained back some control of my limbs. This experience absolutely traumatized me for a long time as a child and I'm so thankful I was already in a hospital when it happened and I came back out of that reaction okay. Please know, this can be a very dangerous drug.

  14. 👮🤚
    abilify will couse sexual dysfunction after using it.. this shit was made by criminals
    STOP EATING THIS small SHIT
    NOTE:
    SSRI is a BIG filthy SHIT..

  15. I got this described to me for my tourette syndrome and to be honest if I knew how this med fucked up my mental condition before taking it I would've just tried to live with the tics I got this described at about the age of 15 I guess and immediately stopped taking it the day I turned 18 and got the say in wether or not I wanna take it I'm almost 21 now and this medication had a very big part in me not being able to move on in life I have reaccuring depression(in the time of taking it I was depressed and had suicidal tendencies and failed attempts), my overal mental state is very weak and on a social scale I completely missed out on certain important developments, however it did actually help against the tics but thr issues I am dealing with right now I do not consider it worth it…

  16. Lol, my doctor prescribed me these for sexual dysfunction due to my high prolactin, low dopamine and low serotonin (caused by an antipsychotic I took until 2 years ago). How that works? She wants to fix induced sexual dysfunction with more meds that cause sexual dysfunction? Lol, it's ridiculous.. I'm not taking antipsychotics again, they all have horrible side effects and I don't need them anyway.. I wonder if my family doctor could prescribe me cabergoline instead..

  17. I m watching this video from Canada, Manitoba, beautiful -45' weather, lol Winnipeg, city of Go jets Go ✌️my cousin used the abilify 20 mg for 3 weeks, she almost died, she was getting uncontrollable muscle shack in her legs, her hands were turning around, her mouth would twist for couple hours, I told her family this medication has lots of side effects stop it on her, or tell her Dr to decrease it to 10 mg and slowly down, and this medication was giving to her because of depression and anxiety, she was getting worse day by day, and her Dr was also saying nope it's gonna take sometime, I cried to my uncle and told him here is the proof from Internet search from youtubers and one of my friends from Germany he is a Dr there, finally he believed me, so we decreased it to 10 mg she used it for 1 week next week on 5 mg then stopped it,she was also getting very tired. she feels completely normal no muscle stiff, no hands shake no mouth twist, she feels very good, I hope and pray for all those patients to feel better, get some help and not use this shiddy drug any more ✌️❤️FYI everything started with dental work, assiniboine dental group in Westwood, shiddy dental work 😕

  18. you need to get out of bad situation and remove yourself from bad entities
    don't sell your soul to this society
    worst thing that can happen you become a hobo and that's not that bad
    but at least u don't sell your SOUL!

    antipsychotics just cloud symptoms
    they don't address root cause
    they don't even know what causes it really
    and this society is stupid and retarded

    see, when you are schizophrenic, you don't just get suddenly schizophrenia, you know why you get schizophrenia, probly because you are genetically inferior , and you put yourself in situations that you can't take, this society is not good for most people health
    so it's not your fault u get sick and they give you pills that make you worse

    schizophrenics need to stop bad habits, especially genetically inferior people, need to eat
    healthy and exercise

    this lame ass society doesn't get shit, most people arrogant and think they superior ego
    yes you can be superior, and we are not all equal
    that's lame ass communism
    they give you pills because they want u to work, they don't like it when someone is relaxing at home while they work, they don't like helping YOU they just want to force you to work, because they think everyone is EQUAL is not true

  19. I gained 80 pounds when I was on this medication, you just want to eat all the time and you never feel full

  20. Do people who get scared of these drugs that can actually help people realize theres a zillion more options and side effects vary from person to person if any at all. One med doesn't mean another wont work. So don't go making your kids suffer cuz you're scared keep searching for one that works.

  21. Hello can you please make a video on zyprexa..my doctor wants me to switch to aripiprazole but I am afraid..is it okay to stay on zyprexa if I am feeling okay even if I am taking olanzapine for 15 years for now..please help me with an advice..

  22. I'm getting now the highest dose of Citalopram, take Seroquel every day and now they also gave me Abilify. They just keep pumping more medications in me but it seems i'm a hopeless case.

  23. I was injected with abilify which caused me incredible akathisia for the past 2 months. I've been pacing the entire time and the past 4 days I have fell to the floor moving all over non stop for hours. I have to see a movement disorder specialist in 2 days, but the symptoms seem to be gradually fading.

  24. I was put on a low dose (5mg qd) for OCD type probs but was breaking them in half (even tho they weren't scored). 2weeks in I was feeling beyond confused-asking my husband the time then refusing to believe it was a.m,I kept asking the same question over & over again while noticing the extreme look of concern on his face. I realized I was using wrong words & would try to correct myself only to get more & more frustrated. It was a horrifying experience,feeling as though I was tottering on the precipice of insanity. KNOWING my mind was addled scared me to tears & I feared I'd never be 'right' again. Today has been 1 week since that breakdown. My husband hid the medication for fear I'd take it again (not going to happen). I've been feeling weak & dehydrated. I haven't been eating because food tastes 'off'. I've been crying a lot,remembering the feeling of losing myself,seeing the fear in my husband's eyes…No,I didn't go to the E.R or even follow up w/my family practitioner as I should,but if these crying jags & weakness persist I know I'll have to go(instead of simply figuring I'm okay because I'm still breathing…)

  25. https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-06/13/15/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web11/sub-buzz-24312-1465844626-1.png?downsize=700:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto
    literally this but worse
    my mom and dad gave me the wrong dosage today and it was like akira

  26. Was given 400mg Abilify Maintena injection. I had terrible insomnia and I can't think clearly I can't even explain it. Will these ever go away???

  27. Fuck that I'm not even going to try this out. What a bad drug like seriously! So many bad side effects, and I've literally heard person after person say its ruined their life's.

  28. quetiapine and aripiprazole is bastard medicine…..my sexual feeling is loss…..i not like this medicines…..quetiapine aripiprazole i hate this medicines…..i delete my negative sex feeling from this medicine

  29. Warnings abilify will ultimately shrink u penis. The person who made it. Planning from day one to punishing American hyper sexual bipolar.

  30. I'm 16 I just started taking abilify this is my second day on it I've been having chest pain but my mom says it's nothing, I have an irregular heartbeat I've had it since I was a baby bicuspid something I forget but I've had only 2 other medicine that messed with my heart and this is worrying me should I be worried or is it nothing I'm on the lowest dose I'm not even on a 2 something yet I'm on the lowest dose

  31. I have a deformity from the long acting injections. I received the majority of my long acting injections on my left buttock. Now I have a fat deposit on my left hip in the front six months after stopping the injection. How can I get rid of it? Has anyone else experienced a fat deposit pocket from the injection?

  32. aripiprazole 10 mg and prquit xr 300 mg fake medicines. i used this medicines side effects boobs are deleted from this medicine. fuck all clinics and fuck all clinic medicines. dirty medicine

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