My son began taking Abilify for depression. Lamictal was also added in a few weeks later. It really helped with his depression, but now he has reflux that is so bad, he is trying not to eat. He vomits in the mornings from it and says odd things about “feeling gaggy if his hair gets close to his mouth” and “if the collar on my shirt gets up around my neck, I feel like gagging”. Has anyone had this? Thank you!
*The most frequently reported adverse effects in adult clinical trials of the immediate-release products included nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, akathisia, anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness. The most common adverse reactions in pediatric clinical trials were somnolence, headache, vomiting, extrapyramidal disorder, fatigue, increased appetite, insomnia, nausea, nasopharyngitis, and weight gain.*
*Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Gastroesophageal reflux disease, swollen tongue, esophagitis, tongue spasm, dry tongue, gastritis, dysphagia*
*Very common (10% or more): Vomiting (20%), nausea (19%), diarrhea (10%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, vomiting, dyspepsia, constipation, anorexia, dry mouth, rectal hemorrhage, peptic ulcer, flatulence
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysphagia, eructation, gastritis, gingivitis, increased appetite, increased salivation, mouth ulceration*
You should call your son's doctor for professional advice on this because it looks like it could be either/or both medications causing this side effect.
Best regards, Wildcat
MITZI1966; FIRST MY GOOD FRIEND WILDCAT, HAS to GIVE YOU A GREAT ANSWER AND SOUNDS LIKE SHE WORKED PRETTY HARD ON IT.
ANYWAY, ONE THING MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS MANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS CAN BE TAKEN WITH FOOD AND IT NORMALLY AVOIDS ALL THE STOMACH PROBLEMS. AND EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE MANY VERY GOOD ULCER OR ANTACID TYPE MEDICATIONS YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE THOSE WITHOUT THE DOCTOR SAYING IT IS OKAY AND A SLICE OF BREAD WITH THE ABILIFY WON'T HURT AND THIS WORKS FOR MANY MEDICATIONS THAT EVEN SAY DON'T TAKE WITH FOOD. SO IF You're NOT TRY THAT FIRST OR CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. HAVE A GREAT DAY. CHUCK1957
I was wondering if your son has gained weight from the Abilify? I ask because i have gained a lot of weight and i was getting terrible acid reflux. My dr told me even a small amount of weight gain can cause this. She prescribed Prilosec once daily for it and the acid reflux is gone now.
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