Abilify (Aripiprazole) Side Effects

Abilify, which is the brand name for aripiprazole, is an antipsychotic medication used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, manic depression, major depression and now autism, and many others.  Abilify has been all over the news.  The side effects can be life threatening.  The FDA has issued warnings that Abilify can lead to Leukopenia, Neutropenia and agranulocytosis, (all abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count).  The list of adverse reactions and warnings keep mounting.

Abilify Side Effects include, but not limited to:

  • Confusion
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • High fever Read the rest of this entry »
  • Antidepressants & Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

    Want to know the side effects of these drugs: antidpressants, anti-psychotics, psychostimulants (ADHD drugs and the like), and more?  Why shoud I tell you about the side effects of psychiatric drugs when experts can tell you this in the brand new, first ever, searchable database.  Check it out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDdA7WPgeDM or visit
    Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine

    Antipsychotics: History – Then and Now

    The Times-News
    Modern mind medicines begin to lose luster
    January 27, 2009

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pick to blunt emotions and reduce agitation. Read the rest of this entry »

    FDA Warnings for Abilify (Aripiprazole)

    HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION FOR ABILIFY (ARIPIPRAZOLE)M THE ANTI-PSCYHOTIC MEDICATION

    These highlights do not include all the information needed to use ABILIFY safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for ABILIFY.

    ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Tablets

    ABILIFY DISCMELT® (aripiprazole) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

    ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Oral Solution

    ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Injection FOR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY

    Initial U.S. Approval: 2002

    BLACK BOX WARNING: Read the rest of this entry »

    Celexa Side Effect Warning by FDA – Bleeding

    PRECAUTIONS FOR CLEXA BY FDA:

    • General
      • Abnormal Bleeding
      • Hyponatremia
    • Information for Patients
      • Patients should be cautioned about the concomitant (concurrently; at the same time) use of Celexa and NSAIDs (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as aspirin or ibuprofen), aspirin, warfarin, or other drugs that affect coagulation (blood clotting) since combined use of psychotropic drugs that interfere with serotonin reuptake and these agents has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding.
    • Drug Interactions
      • Drugs That Interfere With Hemostasis (NSAIDs, Aspirin, Warfarin, etc.)
    • Geriatric Use
      • SSRIs and SNRIs, including Celexa, have been associated with cases of clinically significant hyponatremia in elderly patients, who may be at greater risk for this adverse event (see PRECAUTIONS, Hyponatremia). Read the rest of this entry »

    A Documentary – Making A Killing – The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

    Making a Killing DVD

    “Psychotropic drugs. It’s the story of big money–drugs that fuel a $330
    billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.  The cost in human
    terms is even greater–these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people
    every year.  And the death count keeps rising.  Containing more than
    175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims
    and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask
    off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched
    money-making machine.”

    The facts are hard to believe, but fatal to ignore.

    Big Pharma is making a killing by pushing their psychotropic drugs down millions of individual’s throats from antidepressants to antipsychotics to psychostimulants for ADHD.   Let’s not forget those hypnotic sleeping pills, too.

    What mental illness do you have this week?  Not doing your homework?  Agitated because you quit smoking?  Or perhaps you just are a teenager and you feel that everyone else is better looking than you.  You name it they have a diagnosis waiting for you and a matching pill in just the right color.

    Spread this article to everyone you know so that everyone gets the raw truth in the DVD, “A Documentary – Making A Killing – The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging” which is presented by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. 

    Watch it at http://www.cchr.org/#/videos/making-a-killing-introduction.

    Report all psychiatric abuses to www.cchr.org.

    UPDATE: The DVD can be purchased here

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    Taking Abilify with Antidepressants

    The latest Abilify commercial on television states, “One option your doctor may consider is adding Abilify.  Only Abilify is FDA approved to treat depression in adults when added to an antidepressant…”

    It goes on to list, as fast as possible, the following side effects:

    “Call your doctor if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide.  Antidepressants can increase these in children, teens and young adults.  Elderly dementia patients taking Abilify have an increased risk of death or stroke.  Call your doctor if you have high fever, stiff muscles or confusion on Abilify, Read the rest of this entry »

    Are Psychiatric Medications the Correct Choice for You?

    Are you experiencing side effects from an antidepressant, antipsychotic, psychostimulant or other psychiatric medication?  Is your current prescription not working for you?

    Sometimes it’s easy to forget that doctors are only human, and they make human mistakes. They may mistakenly write down the wrong medication on their prescription pad, or the wrong dose or frequency. Pharmacists, too, can make mistakes in what they fill. Read the rest of this entry »

    Abilify (Aripiprazole): Lawsuit Settlement – Serious Side Effects – NOT FDA Approved in Children and Seniors

    43 States have received millions of dollars in settlements from Bristol-Myers Squibb for the questionable marketing and pricing of certain prescription drugs for the poor.

    Bristol-Meyers Squibb and its former subsidiary, Apothecon Inc., agreed in September to pay a total of $499 million, according to a spokeswoman for the company. The payments to the individual states, like Georgia’s Medicaid program went out in July 2008.

    “The allegations were that these companies not only engaged in a pattern of kickbacks and false reporting to drive up both the sales and prices for its drugs, they also encouraged health care providers to prescribe a potent drug to both children and seniors for uses that had not been approved by the FDA,” Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker said in a prepared statement. “The drive to make certain that the bottom-line meets Wall Street expectations can never justify defrauding the taxpayers or putting our most vulnerable citizens at risk.” Read the rest of this entry »

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