Abilify Side Effects

Abilify side effects vary in severity from person to person. Based on studies that have been done the effects can be categorized as Common, Less Common, and Rare. 

I have categorized them below so that you can better identify severity of side effects and the associated risks. 

Common Side Effects

The most common experiences are usually very mild in nature, with a few exceptions, and include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Restlessness
  • Head aches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Feeling anxious

    Less Common Side Effects

    The experiences are less common and include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Less Severe

  • Congestion / nasal inflammation
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Loss of energy / feeling weak
  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Unexplained cough More Severe
  • Involuntary quivering
  • Involuntary facial movements
  • Reaction of Extrapyramidal Tracts 
  • The Extrapyramidal Tract is the neural pathways outside of the pyramidal tracts. The pathways outside of the pyramidal tracts include nerve pathways in the brain that are primarily concerned with coordination and reflex movement. While the studies don't go into a lot of details, the fact that they have documented any reaction should be cause for pause and concern. 

    Rare Abilify Side Effects

    There are several rare effects of taking the medication that are listed below:

    Less Severe

  • Blurred vision
  • Noticeable weight loss (loss of appetite) / weight gain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive saliva
  • Loose Stools
  • Abnormal gait when walking
  • Stomach crampingMore Severe Again, these are rareside effects but something to be aware of nonetheless
  • Allergic reactions
  • Neuroleptic Malingnant Syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty with body movements
  • Tough time swallowing
  • Sinus infection
  • Diabetes
  • Suicidal thoughtsThere are several more but again, they are very rare.If you want to learn more about Abilify, here are some other recommended pages to read:
  • What is Abilify?
  • What is the Right Abilify Dosage?
  • A Popular Question: Does Abilify Cause Weight Gain?
  • Learn more about Abilify Medication
  • Learn more about other anxiety and depression medications 
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