Aripiprazole Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Aripiprazole has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common aripiprazole side effects included:
 
  • Headaches -- in up to 27 percent of people
  • A sedated feeling -- up to 23 percent
  • Agitation -- up to 19 percent
  • Insomnia -- up to 18 percent (see Abilify and Insomnia)
  • Fatigue -- up to 17 percent
  • Anxiety -- up to 17 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 16 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 15 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 14 percent
  • Restlessness -- up to 12 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 11 percent.
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Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 percent to 10 percent of people) included:
 
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Weight gain (see Abilify and Weight Gain)
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth (see Abilify and Dry Mouth)
  • Joint pain
  • Throat pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Pain
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Increased salivation
  • Swelling or water retention in the arms, legs, or feet.
      
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