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Abilify Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Diabetes, Fatal Heart-Rhythm Irregularity, Torsade De Pointes, Nausea, Diarrhea

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Abilify Side Effects Link To Fatal Heart-Rhythm Lawsuits

Abilify | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Diabetes, Fatal Heart-Rhythm Irregularity, Torsade De Pointes, Nausea, Diarrhea

On April 13, 2004, the FDA instructed Bristol-Myers Squibb to notify health care professionals of a revision to the warnings section of labeling for Abilify (aripiprazole), describing the potential increased risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients taking the drug. In a recent study, atypical antipsychotics similar to Abilify were found to cause diabetes 50 percent more often than older drugs.

Abilify is used to treat schizophrenia and is part of a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. It is in the same class as Zyprexa, Risperdal and Seroquel. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Abilify for the treatment of schizophrenia on November 15, 2002.

The FDA has become concerned about the possibility that Ziprasidone, a drug similar to Abilify, and a number of other drugs might increase the possibility of a specific, and potentially fatal heart-rhythm irregularity called torsade de pointes.

Additional Abilify side effects include: being unusually tired, nausea, constipation, dizziness, restlessness, diarrhea, rash, cough, runny nose, abnormal muscle movements, tremors, and uncontrollable movements.

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If you or a loved one took Abilify and suffered side effects, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified drug side effects attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Worrisome Weight Gains, Other Outcomes, in Children

Oct 28, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Yet another study has linked significant weight gains in children to some antipsychotic medication. Forbes reported that an emerging study found that weight gains of 10-to-20 pounds were not unusual in children during their first three months on the medications like Zyprexa, Seroquel, Risperdal and Abilify. Also, cholesterol, triglyceride, and other metabolic “parameters” were elevated, said Forbes.It has long been known and we have long written about the association between weight...

American Children Take the Most Psychotropic Drugs

Sep 26, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
A new study reports that American children are about three times likelier to be prescribed psychotropic medications than children in Europe.  The study states that the differences may be attributable to regulatory practices and cultural beliefs about the role of medication in emotional and behavioral problems.Julie Zito led the team comprised of researchers from the U.S., Germany, and the Netherlands.  The group investigated prescription levels in the three countries.  Zito...

Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Used Inappropriately, Prescribed too Often, Critics Charge

Feb 18, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify and other atypical antipsychotic drugs, meant to be used sparingly for severe mental illness like schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, are being prescribed in increasing numbers to young children and the elderly.  Doctors have helped to turn atypical antipsychotics like Zyprexa into blockbusters by prescribing them for more common conditions such as dementia and aggression.  Some have accused drug makers of illegally promoting off-label uses as the reason...

Bristol Myers Squibb to Pay $515 Million for Kickbacks, Off-Label Marketing and Price Fixing Schemes

Oct 1, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
Bristol Myers Squibb and its affiliate Apothecon, Inc. paid kickbacks to physicians for prescribing the company’s drugs and illegally promoted the off-label use of the anti-psychotic drug Abilify.  Now, Bristol Myers Squibb has agreed to pay more than $500,000 to settle a civil suit that stemmed from those and other illegal practices.The settlement was announced by the US Attorneys Office in Massachusetts.  Under the terms of the settlement, Bristol Myers Squibb will pay the pay...

Adult anti-psychotics can worsen troubles

May 2, 2006 | USA Today
Evan Kitchens, a cheerful fourth-grader who loves basketball and idolizes his 16-year-old brother, had been hospitalized for mental illness by the time he was 8. The boy from Bandera, Texas, was aggressive and hyperactive and had been diagnosed with a variety of other ailments, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and an autism spectrum disorder. A couple of years ago, Evan was taking five psychiatric drugs, says his mother, Mary Kitchens. Two were so-called atypical anti-psychotics, a...

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