I am new Abilify having only been taking it now for 3 weeks and I am noticing some of the side effects. These are the dry mouth, highly active and having difficulty sleeping. While I like the new feeling, I am wondering if these side effects reduce over time?
Here is a list of possible side effects for you to evaluate. At the end of the of the list there is a link, if you click on it it will derive you to a page with more relevant information of Abilify.
Abilify side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Abilify: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Abilify and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats;
jerky muscle movements you cannot control;
sudden numbness or weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
increased thirst or urination, loss of appetite, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, nausea, and vomiting;
thoughts of hurting yourself;
feeling like you might pass out;
jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious Abilify side effects may include:
choking or trouble swallowing;
dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness;
constipation, mild stomach upset;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
With regards to the side effects they will subside, just give it a bit of time.If not it would be a good idea to call your Dr. and inform him / her about what you are experiencing, you may need a dose adjustment or a new medication (hopefully not).
I have taken this medication and it helped me very much, I hope it does the same for you.
Get well soon.
All the best,
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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