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:
Nausea and/or vomiting
Less Common Side Effects
The experiences are less common and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Congestion / nasal inflammationJoint and muscle achesLoss of energy / feeling weakFeelings of nervousnessUnexplained cough More Severe
Involuntary quiveringInvoluntary facial movementsReaction 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:
Blurred visionNoticeable weight loss (loss of appetite) / weight gainDifficulty breathingDry mouthExcessive salivaLoose StoolsAbnormal gait when walkingStomach crampingMore Severe Again, these are rareside effects but something to be aware of nonethelessAllergic reactionsNeuroleptic Malingnant SyndromePneumoniaSeizuresDifficulty with body movementsTough time swallowingSinus infectionDiabetesSuicidal 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
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