ABILIFY Reviews

Average Rating: 2.7 (776 Ratings)

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 3  Depression Confusion, difficulty remembering things This gave me energy and motivation but I started having issues with remembering things and it got worse and worse the longer I was on it. F 39 3 weeks
5mg
11/4/2021
 2  Anxiety Constant nausea and extreme agitation 62 21 days
2mg 1X D
9/5/2021
 1  Depression Improved severe depression initially but I am so lethargic. I have also gained over 25 pounds. I am also binge eating and binge spending. When I try to go off of it, I become severely depressed and hopeless. Do not ever start it. F 51 18 months
2 1X D
7/28/2021
 1  major depressive disorder extreme sleepiness, spending money out of control! Racked up $14,000 in credit card debt in a little over a year If you had asked me while I was taking this, I would've told you it was the best drug I ever took! It completely got rid of my depression for the first time in my life. I also developed a total lack of impulse control, leading to out of control spending. The worst thing is that I can't stop taking it (or haven't yet been able to.) I'm down to 2mg every other day. If I try to quit, I get overwhelming feelings that I'm going to die. Note that I'm NOT suicidal and I don't want to die, but every time I try to stop this drug, I'm obsessed with fears that I'm going to die. My doctor can't help because she doesn't believe Abilify causes withdrawal. I'm really scared I'll never be able to be off this drug and that scares me. I wish I never would have started it. F 46 1 years
5 mg 1X D
7/7/2021
 1  Depression Couldn't dream anymore, couldn't do daily tasks or work, promiscuity, low self esteem, dull sense of being, inability to stay on task, lack of foresight, risky decision making, indifference, apathy, spending money non-practically, crying, lack of energy, discouraged, angry, sad, hopeless. Lawsuits against this drug manufacturer should have been enough to stop its production. It's effectiveness is imaginary, it's price is stupid, mixed with other meds is more stupid, can lead to gambling and promiscuity and abnormal social behavior. Makes you not give a damn, and makes you feel like you're only partly alive, half-dead. It's a poison that never leaves your system and remains in vital organs. Once you research you will agree it is a poison to make money using humans as tests/experiments. I stopped it on my own, because I was no longer feeling the stresses that they assumed I needed this Godforsaken medicine for, as I was experiencing a loss and grief over a loved one at the time, and had few withdrawal symptoms when I stopped cold turkey ( increased heart rate, weeping)…an educated person wouldn't go near this medicine. I was stupid for not researching the facts about Abilify, and trusting inept APRN's and overworked medical professionals. Better to face our issues head on in a safe environment than to numb the engine (our subconscious mind) we need to subsist with some grace and dignity. It ruins your teeth also. F 4 years
2.0 1X D
5/31/2021
 1  Schizoaffective disorder Insatiable hunger, muscle pain, high CPK, akathisia F 32 2 months
Depot 2X M
5/11/2021
 4  Depression Abilify does work for me, I have anxiety and depression, I have been on these kinds of medication all my life, I also take Lamotrigene and Zoloft. I have weird dreams,some dizzyness, it depends on the individual. It's not cheap, unless you have insurance. M 53 6 days
20 1X D
3/27/2021
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 4  Depression Abilify does work for me, I have anxiety and depression, I have been on these kinds of medication all my life, I also take Lamotrigene and Zoloft. I have weird dreams,some dizzyness,it depends on the individual. It's not cheap, unless you have insurance. M 53 6 days
20 1X D
3/27/2021
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 4  Depression Abilify does work for me, I have anxiety and depression, I have been on these kinds of medication all my life, I also take Lamotrigene and Zoloft. I have weird dreams,some dizzyness,it depends on the individual. It's not cheap, unless you have insurance. M 53 6 days
20 1X D
3/27/2021
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 4  Depression Abilify does work for me, I have anxiety and depression, I have been on these kinds of medication all my life, I also take Lamotrigene and Zoloft. I have weird dreams,some dizzyness,it depends on the individual. It's not cheap, unless you have insurance. M 53 6 days
20 1X D
3/27/2021
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 1  Attacked by a witch You loose all mind. Everything goes away friends family. I have now switched to xeplion and life is much much better. Doctors are horror you just lay in bed all day. I urge people to talk to the computer/record and speak and talk to the computer instead of talking to some idiot official doctor. about the day. M 41 4 years
15 1X D
2/15/2021
 1  Anxiety, to Gain Weight Extreme anxiety, ptsd, depression, isolation. I was 15/16 when I was put on this drug. My psychiatrist told me it would help with my appetite and my bad anxiety from school. It was great for about 2 weeks, but then I started throwing up every morning and had terrible anxiety/panic attacks and ptsd. I lost a lot of weight and I was only around 100 pounds when I started taking it. I passed out frequently, and eventually had a seizure. It took me at least a year to fully recover from this extremely dangerous drug. I have no clue why anyone would want to give this to anyone, let alone a teenager! F 18 6 months
2.5 MG 1X D
1/13/2021
 1  OCD Sick. Sick. Sick. Shakiness and lived in the bathroom for weeks. The negatives definitely outweigh the positives. However, everyone's bodies react differently. F 21 4 weeks
5mg 1X D
12/29/2020
 4  Depression Dizziness, insomnia. It's been the drug that has worked the best for me. I worry about the dizziness though. I'm afraid of falling down and getting injured. I can't even get up from a seated position without feeling dizzy. Bending over to pick up anything off the floor or low level is especially hard. I get extremely dizzy and have to grab hold of something to keep from falling. M 50 7 years
10-20mg 1X D
11/26/2020
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 1  Bpd Brain fog, increased anxiety, feeling tired all the time, can't sit still It's trash M 21 1 days
10 mg 1X D
11/22/2020
 1  misdiagnosed with bipolar I almost died because: 1) i was severely allergic to Abilify and Risperdol and was very misdiagnosed in LA County Female Jail as being Bipolar and "chronic catatonic schizophrenic." (They made that up; no such actual diagnosis called that.) I actually had a skull fracture and Traumatic Brain Injury due to police attacking me without warning of any kind, from behind. (10 yrs later LASD is still investigating MANY situations like mine.) 2) i was less thab 100lbs at the time but 6 or 8 deputies attacked me then lied to County staff about my "mental disabilities," which they actually caused. So i was also given a high dose of Risperdol. I was too terrified to say what realy happened so i pretended to agree that i fell off my bunk and since i had been a psychology major, i faked a few symptoms saying i heard voices - because i needed an MRI and i knew i had a very serious head injury. 3) within 5 weeks i was half paralyzed , wheelchair confined, and was in the jail infirmary where nirses had to shower me, spoon feed me, help me to even turn over when sleeping and move my legs cuz i couldnt feel them...from the permanent reactions to Abilify and Risperdol. I managed to have a nurse put KLONOPIN on my med schedule which probably helped save my life. I suffered like this for 4 months in jail. I was im there cuz i had a stalker (who still stalks me and the FBI knows now) who filed false 911 police reports and theu went along with his hate crime lies It should not be legal . F 34 1 years
30 2X D
11/12/2020
 1  Borderline Personality Disorder akathisia, loss of concentration, extreme weight gain, insomnia, extreme numbness (loss of emotions), binge eating disorder Horrible experience. Doesn't worth it. 0/5 I've always been a perfectionist and this drug prevents you to think but you're indeed aware of that but you can't understand completely because you can't use your logic I hate it. F 17 5 months
15 1X D
9/14/2020
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 1  depression stuttering, hard time thinking/loss of cognitive function, and tremors. I feel nothing, though it also feels like I'm not even in my own body... awful stuff.. F 29 4 days
1X D
9/13/2020
 1  Bipolar Disorder Excessive weight gain, compulsive eating I was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Two years ago I was prescribed abilify. Within 3 months I gained 40-50 pounds due to compulsive eating. The eating got out of control. My self image was destroyed. I also started feeling restless, I couldn't sit still. I also started having heart problems/ high blood pressure. The doctors did not care that I was having this experience, they just kept me on it, even though it nearly killed me. Horrible drug. F 1 years
15-30 1X D
8/28/2020
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 1  Psychosis Extreme muscle stiffness after a month, gained two stone and ate no more than usual.Previously suffered with anorexia so it's been the worst pill I've ever swallowed, been off for 5 weeks currently no weight loss even though on controlled diet and excessive exercising. Even after dose reduction from 7.5 to 5 to 2.5mg no weight loss.slowed metabolism F 29 6 months
10mg
8/5/2020
  

ABILIFY  (ARIPIPRAZOLE):  Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). This medication can decrease hallucinations and improve your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. Aripiprazole can treat severe mood swings and decrease how often mood swings occur.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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