Abilify and Sexual Side Effects

Abilify (aripiprazole), a drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, can cause certain sexual side effects. Those side effects can include a change in sex drive, impotence, and a painful erection that does not go away. A majority of those who reported experiencing sexual side effects from taking Abilify reported a decrease in sex drive.

Fast Facts:

  • Sexual symptoms are associated with a number of conditions that Abilify treats which makes it difficult to determine if the drug is at fault.
  • Your physician may want to adjust your dosage or try a different drug to combat the sexual side effects.
  • One in 1,000 people reported an increase in sex drive.

Many patients have similar questions about taking antipsychotics. OrganizedWisdom has psychiatrists addressing the most common concerns about taking these drugs.