Is the posssible weight gain from the increased appetite side effect, or is the weight gain an automatic side effect from abilify itself? And, has the weight gain and/or increased appetite presented at the 2mg dosage? Thank you!
I suspect it is from increased appetite as I have been taking Abilify for years and have lost weight over the past year. It really is a matter of calories burned must be greater than calories consumed to prevent weight gain.
Although this medication seems to be one of the least culprits, when digging deep and examining, the chemical makeup, etc. of this particular medication and really entire family atypical antipsychotics, the most important paradigm or global thought, the client and provider/prescriptive writer, any and all potential side effects, adverse events, have an equal opportunity of occuring. Therefore, the answer to your question or plural answers are: Abilfy can definitely increase the appetite and persons need to be aware of that the medication raises insulin resistance to push the cell nourishment into the cells so that it can be used for the body's energy expenditure for the functions of the human body, as a whole.
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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