show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • myWeekly Ad

Abilify

Most Commonly Used
Abilify 5mg Tab
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A-007 5 
Drug Image file DrugItem_537.JPG
Abilify 10mg Tab
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A-008 10 
Drug Image file DrugItem_75.JPG
Abilify 2mg Tab
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A-006 2 
Drug Image file DrugItem_8523.JPG
Abilify 15mg Tab
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A-009 15 
Drug Image file DrugItem_76.JPG
Abilify 20mg Tab
Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: A-010 20 
Drug Image file DrugItem_518.JPG
Also See:
  • Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Other Class Related Drugs
  • Additional Patient Usage Statistics


Common Side Effects of Abilify
If you are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in Abilify, you may experience reactions including a rash, hives, and itching. Severe reactions may include difficulty breathing, tightness of the chest, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, and face. Contact your doctor if you have an allergic reaction to Abilify.

Abilify may make you sleepy. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, and other potentially dangerous activities until you know how Abilify affects you. You should also not drink alcohol and avoid getting overheated or dehydrated while taking Abilify.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports the following common Abilify side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Inner sense of restlessness/need to move
Possible serious side effects of Abilify include:

  • Increased risk of stroke
  • A rare condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome, or NMS, that can cause death. Symptoms include high fever; stiff muscles; confusion; changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure; and sweating.
  • Increase in blood sugar levels, a risk to people with diabetes
  • Changes in cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Uncontrollable movement of your face, tongue, or other parts of the body. These are signs of a condition called tardive dyskinesia, or TD.
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Low white blood cell count
If you are taking Abilify with an antidepressant drug, you should watch for any sudden changes in your mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings that may lead to suicidal thoughts or behaviors. This is very important when an antidepressant drug is started or when the antidepressant dose is changed. Call your doctor if you experience symptoms such as worsening depression while taking Abilify.