Abilify Maintena Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Abilify Maintena are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms, such as:
    • Feelings of internal restlessness or an inability to sit still
    • Tremors
    • Involuntary, uncontrollable facial, tongue, or body movements
    • Severe muscle stiffness, tension, or contractions
    • Spasms of the neck muscles
 
  • An abnormal, forceful, or rapidly beating heart
  • Dizziness or fainting, especially upon rising from a seated or lying-down position
  • Weight gain
  • Signs of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst, frequent urination, or feeling weak or hungry
  • Seizures
  • Throat tightness or difficulty swallowing
  • Anxiety
  • Unexplained fever or infection
  • Signs of a serious condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, such as:
    • High fever
    • Rigid muscles
    • Shaking
    • Confusion
    • Increased sweating
    • Increased heart rate
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Muscle pain or weakness.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using Abilify Maintena or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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