Abilify Side Effects

Abilify Side Effects

Abilify side effects, such as drooling and incontinence, make a fairly daunting list that might give pause to anyone considering taking this drug, unless any and all other options have been explored and proven unsuccessful. 


Abilify and Tardive Dyskinesia 

Tardive Dyskinesia is an irreversible side effect of antipsychotic drugs such as Abilify, that looks like tongue thrusting, continual chewing, facial contortions and grimacing. TD can onset even after a short time on a low dosage of this drug. Not everyone who takes Abilify will develop TD, but for those who do develop it, the condition is considered medically irreversible.

Despite these alarming side effects associated with the drug, drug manufacturers tagged Abilify as an "atypical" antipsychotic medicine, which is meant to infer, however accurate the presumption may or may not be, that it is less likely than older antipsychotic medications to cause adverse side effects. 

The drug is aptly named as an antipsychotic drug because it is primarily prescribed for relatively extreme conditions such as psychosis or schizophrenia. For example, Abilify might be given to sedate someone if a possibility exists that they may injure themselves or others, while in a hallucinatory or violent state. Often the drug is used to calm a patient who is experiencing a drug-induced state of psychosis, for example after using hallucinogenics, synthetic or designer drugs that can dangerously overwhelm the brain/mind. 

Abilify Often Prescribed With Other Drugs 

Sometimes Abilify is prescribed as an add-on drug for specific conditions where other medications did not help. For example, if a previous type of drug treatment did not alleviate depression, a psychiatrist might add Abilify (and perhaps others) to the patient's drug regimen. 

When treating Autism with drugs, but improvements did not follow, sometimes Abilify is recommended, but usually only if the person's age ranges between 18 years and 60 years, due to the very high risks of health issues, death and suicide within these age ranges.  

Abilify and Other Mystery Drugs 

Research on the subject of prescription drugs is clear when it comes to how these drugs work. More often than not, no one knows exactly how they work. It is only known that they alter brain chemistry. Beyond that, it's rather more a guessing game with very often, unpredictable and unsatisfactory treatment outcomes. 

Adverse Side Effects of Abilify

In addition to the extremely sedating effects that affect salivation and urinary control, users commonly experience: 

  • muscle jerking, spasms
  • headache
  • shuffling walk
  • difficulty speaking 
  • limb stiffness
  • twisting or writhing movements of the body
  • facial contortions
  • inability to move the eyes
  • unusual facial expressions
  • sticking out the tongue 

Can a Person Improve Health After Abilify? 

Clearing the body of neurotoxins has proven beneficial to clients not only where drugs were previously prescribed, but also to remove the accumulated chemicals encountered every day in cleaning supplies, food preservatives, water and air pollution.  Flooding the body with nutrients that support optimum brain function is of prime concern for all of our clients, wherever they are in their health and wellness journey. 

The Alternative to Meds Center can also assess anyone wishing to come off medications. From a medical standpoint, it may indeed be possible in some cases, to safely begin to reduce to some extent, psychiatric medications. In any case, improving one's mental health in natural ways, using holistic and healthful means and methods, relaxation protocols, better self-care, and learning holistic methods to alleviate depression are very worthwhile goals within our Abilify withdrawal program.

Call us today to find out how to arrange an assessment, especially if you would like to overcome those things that are thwarting your health and your wellness goals. Find out that it may be possible to overcome some of the greatest of mental health challenges without having to suffer debilitating drug damage or severe Abilify side effects. 


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