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Abilify / Aripiprazole Side Effects

Bipolar Medications Library


Updated June 18, 2014

Abilify - generic name aripiprazole - is an atypical antipsychotic medication sometimes prescribed to treat schizophrenia and psychotic features of bipolar and schizoaffective disorder.

Abilify/Aripiprazole Side Effects:

Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

Common: Headache; nausea; constipation; anxiety; restlessness; weakness; nervousness; rash; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness; insomnia; unable to sleep; vomiting; weight gain; akathisia (sense of inner restlessness or need to move);

Less Common: Blurred vision; coughing; fever; runny or stuffy nose; sneezing; tremor

Always notify your doctor if you experience any of these side effects:

Rare: Convulsions; difficulty in breathing; fast heartbeat; high fever; high or low blood pressure; increased sweating; loss of bladder control; severe muscle stiffness; sudden loss of consciousness; unusual tiredness; unusually pale skin; impaired memory

Overdose Effects - Always Notify Doctor:

Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness; nausea or vomiting; weakness; dilated pupils; changes in heartbeat; uncontrollable movements; confusion; seizures; losing consciousness

Disclaimer: This is not intended to be all-inclusive or to replace information provided by your doctor or with the prescription from the manufacturer.

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