ABILIFY Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • agitation
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • increased hunger
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
  • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • fever
  • a skin rash
  • high blood sugar
  • abnormal muscle movements

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a high prolactin level
  • excessive fat in the blood
  • throat irritation
  • stuffy nose
  • a toothache
  • pain with menstruation
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • low energy
  • pain
  • muscle tremors
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • nervousness
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a complication of diabetes with high blood ketone levels called diabetic ketoacidosis
  • diabetes
  • low blood sugar
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • suicidal thoughts
  • thoughts of hurting or killing others
  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • rapid ventricular heartbeat
  • atrial flutter
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • low blood pressure
  • a common cold
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • pneumonia
  • pneumonia due to accidental inhalation of vomit
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • gallstones
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • seizures
  • sleep apnea
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • an enlarged liver
  • an enlarged spleen
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • heat stroke
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • accidental falls
  • problems with food passing through the esophagus
  • increased creatine kinase levels
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • abnormally high or low blood sugar
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • fast heartbeat
  • painful and involuntary movement of the eyes called oculogyric crisis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • visual sensitivity to light
  • double vision
  • blurred vision
  • accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the eyelid
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • the inability to have an erection
  • enlarged breasts
  • breast pain
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • muscle weakness
  • drowsiness
  • inducing of a relaxed easy state
  • memory loss
  • excessive sweating
  • weight loss
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • trouble breathing
  • hiccups
  • urination during the night
  • low energy and weakness
  • orgasm problems
  • an increased interest in having sexual intercourse

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