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In 2002, Abilify (aripiprazole) was FDA-approved to treat schizophrenia. Two years later, it was approved to treat bipolar disorder; in 2007 it was also approved to treat a major depressive disorder. It is thought that Abilify has a strong effect on important chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, which controls pleasure. Excessive levels of dopamine can influence compulsive, addictive behaviors. Because Abilify acts as a sort of dopamine, there have been numerous reports of patients developing addictive habits as a result of taking the medication. Once the medication was stopped, the addiction stopped as well.
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Side Effects of Abilify
Cases involving Abilify have shown that many individuals develop compulsive habits ranging from gambling to overeating. In many cases, these individuals experienced highly negative effects from these addictions. Throughout the years, the FDA has released several warnings as to the side effects of the drug.
FDA warnings have covered the following:
2004 - Diabetes & Hyperglycemia
The FDA made drug manufacturers add warnings about increased diabetes and hyperglycemia risks to the labels.
2007 - Suicide Warning
The FDA required labels be updated with a Black Box Warning indicating increased dangers of suicide in patients under 24.
2008 - Death in the Elderly
The FDA required labels include a Black Box Warning for increased risk of death if used to treat dementia in older patients.
The FDA issued a warning informing pregnant women or women who wanted to become pregnant that exposing an infant to Abilify in the third trimester could cause abnormal muscle movement and withdrawal symptoms.
Impulse Control Problems:
The FDA issued a Safety Communication that warned individuals about the control problems associated with Abilify.
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