Abilify – Harmful Antipsychotic Drug. What is Aripiprazole and What are the Side Effects of Abilify?

Drugs can have different biological effects on humans, not all of them are beneficial. Aripiprazoleabilify_2mg_5mg_336956_336957 is a partial dopamine agonist that utilizes antidepressant properties for the treatment of biopolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia and others. This psychotropic drug was developed by Otsuka in Japan and has been marketed as Abilify.

depressionIn 2002 Abilify was approved by FDA in the USA and in 2004 by the European Medicines Agency for treatment of schizophrenia. In 2004 the FDA expands the use of drug to treat biopolar disorder and later that year orders label change that describes the risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients taking atypical antipsychotics which included Abilify. In 2006 the drug receives a black box warning stating that it increases the risk of death in elderly users. A year later it gets a black box warning concerning the risk of suicide for patients under the age of 24.

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Why Is Exenatide (Byetta) Harmful For People Treating Type 2 Diabetes

type 2According to diabetes.org  25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.  Type 2 Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. This disease develops when the cells of the body become resistant to insulin and/or when the pancreas cannot make enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels.

type 2 1Exenatide, also known as Byetta and Bydureon, is a drug meant to treat type 2 diabetes and is administered as a subcutaneous injection given twice daily any time within the 60 minutes before the first and last meal of the day. It belongs to the group of incretin mimetics that means that the drug acts like the natural hormone incretin by:

  • encouraging the body to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises
  • preventing your pancreas from producing too much glucagon
  • slowing down the rate at which your stomach empties after eating

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