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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