PatientsVille.com Logo

BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED and Abilify

PatientsVille

BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED Symptoms and Causes

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a higher risk of coronary artery disease.

How do you measure cholesterol levels?

A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can measure your cholesterol levels. Before the test, you'll need to fast (not eat or drink anything but water) for 9 to 12 hours. The test gives information about your

  • Total cholesterol - a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. It includes the two types - low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
  • LDL (bad) cholesterol - the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries
  • HDL (good) cholesterol - HDL helps remove cholesterol from your arteries
  • Non-HDL - this number is your total cholesterol minus your HDL. Your non-HDL includes LDL and other types of cholesterol such as VLDL (very-low-density lipoprotein).
  • Triglycerides - another form of fat in your blood that can raise your risk for heart disease, especially in women
What do my cholesterol numbers mean?

Cholesterol numbers are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Here are the healthy levels of cholesterol, based on your age and gender:

Anyone age 19 or younger:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal CholesterolLess than 170mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 120mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDLMore than 45mg/dL

Men age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL40mg/dL or higher

Women age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL50mg/dL or higher

Triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol, but they are part of a lipoprotein panel (the test that measures cholesterol levels). A normal triglyceride level is below 150 mg/dL. You might need treatment if you have triglyceride levels that are borderline high (150-199 mg/dL) or high (200 mg/dL or more).

How often should I get a cholesterol test?

When and how often you should get a cholesterol test depends on your age, risk factors, and family history. The general recommendations are:

For people who are age 19 or younger:

  • The first test should be between ages 9 to 11
  • Children should have the test again every 5 years
  • Some children may have this test starting at age 2 if there is a family history of high blood cholesterol, heart attack, or stroke

For people who are age 20 or older:

  • Younger adults should have the test every 5 years
  • Men ages 45 to 65 and women ages 55 to 65 should have it every 1 to 2 years
What affects my cholesterol levels?

A variety of things can affect cholesterol levels. These are some things you can do to lower your cholesterol levels:

  • Diet. Saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat make your blood cholesterol level rise. Saturated fat is the main problem, but cholesterol in foods also matters. Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet helps lower your blood cholesterol level. Foods that have high levels of saturated fats include some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods.
  • Weight. Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol. Losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. It also raises your HDL (good) cholesterol level.
  • Physical Activity. Not being physically active is a risk factor for heart disease. Regular physical activity can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It also helps you lose weight. You should try to be physically active for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days.
  • Smoking.Cigarette smoking lowers your HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL helps to remove bad cholesterol from your arteries. So a lower HDL can contribute to a higher level of bad cholesterol.

Things outside of your control that can also affect cholesterol levels include:

  • Age and Gender. As women and men get older, their cholesterol levels rise. Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After the age of menopause, women's LDL (bad) cholesterol levels tend to rise.
  • Heredity. Your genes partly determine how much cholesterol your body makes. High blood cholesterol can run in families.
  • Race. Certain races may have an increased risk of high blood cholesterol. For example, African Americans typically have higher HDL and LDL cholesterol levels than whites.
How can I lower my cholesterol?

There are two main ways to lower your cholesterol:

  • Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, which include:
    • Heart-healthy eating. A heart-healthy eating plan limits the amount of saturated and trans fats that you eat. Examples include the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet and the DASH Eating Plan.
    • Weight Management. If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
    • Physical Activity. Everyone should get regular physical activity (30 minutes on most, if not all, days).
    • Managing stress. Research has shown that chronic stress can sometimes raise your LDL cholesterol and lower your HDL cholesterol.
    • Quitting smoking.Quitting smoking can raise your HDL cholesterol. Since HDL helps to remove LDL cholesterol from your arteries, having more HDL can help to lower your LDL cholesterol.
  • Drug Treatment. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower your cholesterol enough, you may also need to take medicines. There are several types of cholesterol medicines available, including statins. The medicines work in different ways and can have different side effects. Talk to your health care provider about which one is right for you. While you are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol, you should continue with the lifestyle changes.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Check out the latest treatments for BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED

BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED treatment research studies

Abilify clinical trials, surveys and public health registries


Find Drug Side Effect reports



Abilify Side Effects

Weight Increased (762)
Tremor (544)
Tardive Dyskinesia (527)
Insomnia (486)
Pregnancy (435)
Dyskinesia (400)
Dizziness (324)
Somnolence (323)
Nausea (313)
Restlessness (308)
Headache (296)
Fatigue (289)
Psychotic Disorder (287)
Akathisia (286)
Anxiety (282)
Agitation (257)
Vomiting (254)
Convulsion (243)
Delusion (233)
Blood Glucose Increased (228)
Depression (192)
Dystonia (189)
Feeling Abnormal (188)
Vision Blurred (185)
Suicidal Ideation (179)
Death (178)
Mania (178)
Hallucination (176)
Aggression (174)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (169)
Fall (169)
Confusional State (167)
Weight Decreased (150)
Extrapyramidal Disorder (140)
Dyspnoea (136)
Hallucination, Auditory (136)
Schizophrenia (135)
Gait Disturbance (135)
Abnormal Behaviour (135)
Muscle Spasms (133)
Suicide Attempt (131)
Loss Of Consciousness (128)
Hyperhidrosis (125)
Musculoskeletal Stiffness (123)
Dysphagia (123)
Asthenia (121)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (110)
Oedema Peripheral (109)
Completed Suicide (108)
Irritability (105)

➢ More


Common Meds

Abilify (10132)
Adderall (1304)
Amlodipine (6664)
Amoxicillin (4387)
Benadryl (1568)
Celebrex (12876 )
Celexa (1342)
Cialis (2975)
Cipro (8580)
Citalopram (7792)
Crestor (18839)
Cymbalta (14373)
Doxycycline (1757)
Effexor (7289)
Flexeril (435)
Flomax (2177)
Fluoxetine (4261)
Gabapentin (4593)
Hydrocodone (2469)
Ibuprofen (8222)
Lantus (10968)
Lexapro (3499)
Lipitor (17769)
Lisinopril (8919)
Lyrica (27148)
Medrol (650)
Mirena (41254)
Mobic (957)
Morphine (5356)
Naproxen (538)
Neurontin (6501)
Oxycodone (4438)
Pradaxa (13372)
Prednisone (5926)
Prilosec (2631)
Prozac (1954)
Seroquel (27216)
Simvastatin (8348)
Synthroid (4452)
Tamiflu (5585)
Topamax (3748)
Tramadol (5054)
Trazodone (1458)
Viagra (5394)
Vicodin (1153)
Wellbutrin (6324)
Xanax (2847)
Zocor (5718)
Zoloft(6792)
Zyrtec(1669)

Recent Reviews

dystonia...on the right hand

Abilify for BiPolar Disorder, how does it work for you?

Abilify lifts the cloud of depression for me But - the sweating is profuse -- just dripping if I do any kind of movement

Abilify, lost everything, could'nt stop gambling until I got off of it.

Abilify, side effects ruined my life. I have compulsive bahavior, I gambled I lost everything. I am looking for a good Lawyer. (409) 548-0460.

As human experience is limited, administration of aripiprazole should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the foetus.

Can it cause constipation? My lil was had been bad

Can't sleep any more than 3 to 4 hours at a time anyone else with that problem?

Developed bruxism after starting abilify and lithium

Did not know what was going on, panic attacks yesterday. muscle cramping and tremor, sleeplessness, its all here, going off of this. very scary

I've been taking Coversyl for almost two weeks now. My doctor prescribed it when the Natrilix I had been taking for a couple of months wasn't bringing my blood pressure down fast enough. The only side effects I've noticed since commencing the C

Does panadeine increase blood pressure?

I HAD 1 SHOT OF THIS AND WITHIN 12 HOURS I WENT FROM A VERY NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE TO WAKING AT 5 A.M. NEXT DAY WITH 198/110 AND 104 PULSE RATE. IT HAS CONTINUED ALL WEEK AFTER AND I'M NOW ON A BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG TO TRY AND CONTROL IT. EVEN WITH DR

I have been put on Molipaxin 3 weeks ago, I have dry mouth, hair loss and my panic attacks were showing no signs of improvement. Dr increased it to 100mg and put me onto Lamictin. I am not bi polar nor epileptic. My disorder ist algora phoebia. I a

I have just come back from a funeral for my brother. He was just 62. He was on statin medicine but his cholestrol, blood pressure, weight and diet was very much in control. In fact just a day before his death the doctor told him that he was doing f

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Since taking Karvezide (2years after Karvea was proved to unsuccessfull in reducing my high blood pressusre) I have experienced a lot of problems with nasal drip and a permanent muscas build up in the throat. Nothing seems to relieve the problem.

When I reported to my doctor that i was frequently having to urinate he had a blood test carried out with the result that my prostrate was OK he prescribed Permixon 160 mg twice per day and Tamsulosina STADA 0,4 mg once per day. I am now urinating

Have taken hydrea for a year because my spleen had increased in size. I have noticed increased loss of memory and some confusion for the past couple of months. I take 500 mg every other day and 1000 mg every other day.

fell dizziness and was admitted. Doc execute with dianostic including blood teat and heart check all. good. Doc make a decision by saying i'm getting Vertigo and treat with BETASERC. Below is the effect after 2 days take this medicine:- I was

BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Aripiprazole (Abilify®) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Inadequate Response in Major Depressive Disorder
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole 6-week group;   Drug: Aripiprazole 8-week group
Outcome Measures: Quality of Life Scale (QOLS);   Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale
2 Unknown  Aripiprazole and Topiramate on Free-Choice Alcohol Use
Condition: Alcohol Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Double Placebo;   Drug: Aripiprazole 15, placebo;   Drug: Aripiprazole 7.5, Placebo;   Drug: Topiramate 100, Placebo;   Drug: Topiramate 200, Placebo;   Drug: Topiramate 100, Aripiprazole 15;   Drug: Topiramate 100, Aripiprazole 7.5;   Drug: Topiramate 100, Aripiprazole 15mg;   Drug: Topiramate 200, Aripiprazole 7.5mg;   Drug: Topiramate 200, Aripiprazole 15
Outcome Measures: Number of alcoholic drinks consumed in a laboratory setting;   Safety and tolerability of the medications singly and in combination, compared to placebo;   Drinks consumed during the medication titration period
3 Recruiting Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Adjunctive Aripiprazole for Symptomatic Hyperprolactinemia In Premenopausal Women With Schizophrenia
Condition: Hyperprolactinemia
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: To determine if adjunct aripiprazole will resolve or improve prolactin related hormonal side effects (amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, galactorrhea).;   To test whether adjunctive aripiprazole will improve quality/perceived quality of life.;   To identify if adjunct aripiprazole will improve bone turnover as measured by assays of osteoblastic and osteoclastic activity.;   To examine side effects associated with adjunctive aripiprazole versus placebo and conduct a cost analysis of adjunctive aripiprazole use.;   To evaluate the mediator effects of estrogen, progesterone, prolactin effects on quality of life, bone turnover and sexual functioning.
4 Unknown  The New Strategy for Pharmacological Treatment in People With Schizophrenia
Condition: Schizophrenia
Interventions: Drug: Rispridoen and Aripiprazole;   Drug: Risperidne;   Drug: Abilify
Outcome Measures: SANS(Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms);   SARS(Simpson-Angus Rating Scale);   Drug Attitude Inventory;   Side effect checklist
5 Recruiting Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Aripiprazole
Condition: Autism
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: irritability subscale of the aberrant behavior checklist;   Change from baseline in ABC-subscale of lethargy/social withdrawal, stereotypic behavior, hyperactivity, inappropriate speech;   Change of CGI-S, CGI-I from baseline;   Change of Behavioral problems from baseline;   Change of Adaptive Skills from baseline;   Change of Parental stress from baseline
6 Recruiting Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of an Intramuscular Formulation of Aripiprazole (OPC-14597) as Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar I Patients
Condition: Bipolar I Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Intramuscular (IM) Depot Aripiprazole;   Drug: Intramuscular (IM) Depot Placebo
Outcome Measures: Time from randomization to recurrence of any mood episode during Double-Bind Placebo Controlled phase;   Proportion of subjects meeting criteria for recurrence of any mood episode(manic, mixed, depressive);   Mean change from randomization to endpoint in the CGI-BP-S (mania) score;   Time from randomization to recurrence defined by hospitalization for a mood episode.
7 Unknown  Neuroimaging Of Treatment Effects in Treatment-Resistant Depression
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Intervention: Drug: escitalopram and adjunctive aripiprazole and placebo
Outcome Measures: Use of PET and fMRI to demonstrate the differential pattern of dopaminergic activity, dopamine receptor binding in the putamen and caudate and correlation these findings to MADRS in MDD subjects treated with escitalopram and aripiprazole.;   Correlation of D2binding before and after adjunctive aripiprazole with emergence of extrapyramidal symptoms and akathisia.
8 Recruiting Aripiprazole Once-monthly Versus Paliperidone Palmitate in Adult Patients With Schizophrenia
Condition: Schizophrenia
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole and aripiprazole once-monthly;   Drug: Paliperidone and paliperidone palmitate
Outcome Measures: Mean change from Baseline in quality of life;   Investigator's assessment of overall effectiveness;   Mean change from Baseline in clinical global impression;   Mean change from Baseline in quality of life using QLS;   Mean change from Baseline in subjective well-being using SWN-S;   Mean change from Baseline in tolerability and quality of life using TooL;   Safety and tolerability;   Risk of suicidality
9 Recruiting Aripiprazole and Prolactin Study
Condition: Hyperprolactinemia
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: Normalization or reduction in prolactin sufficient to restore gonadal function;   Normalization or improvement in bone mineral density
10 Recruiting A Long-term, Extended Treatment Study of Aripiprazole in Pediatric Patients With Schizophrenia
Condition: Schizophrenia
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: Adverse events;   Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS);   Clinical golobal impression (CGI);   Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)
11 Unknown  Aripiprazole Augmentation Therapy in Treatment-resistant Depression
Condition: Therapy-resistant Depression
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measure: rate of response as defined by a more or equal 50 % reduction of baseline HAM-D (Hamilton Depression Rating scale)
12 Recruiting Adjunctive Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Risperidone-Induced Hyperprolactinemia
Condition: Schizophrenia
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: Prolactin level;   PANSS (positive and negative syndrome scale) score
13 Recruiting A Short Treatment Study of Aripiprazole in Pediatric Patients With Schizophrenia
Condition: Schizophrenia
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole Low (2 mg/day);   Drug: Aripiprazole Mid (6 - 12 mg/day);   Drug: Aripiprazole High (24 - 30 mg/day)
Outcome Measures: Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total sore;   PANSS score;   Clinical Global Impression (CGI);   Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS);   Adverse events;   Electrocardiogram
14 Unknown  Remediation of Schizophrenia Sensory Gating Deficit With Aripiprazole
Conditions: Schizophrenia;   Sensory Gating
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprzole
Outcome Measure: MEG/EEG and MRI data will be compared with the results of a neuropsych battery and symptom rating scales prior to initiation with aripiprazole and after subject has been on a stable dose of aripiprazole for three month.
15 Unknown  Aripiprazole and Resistant Postpartum Depression
Condition: Postpartum Depression
Intervention: Drug: aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale;   Udvalg for Kliniske Undersogelser Scale
16 Recruiting Open-label Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Intramuscular Formulation of Aripiprazole (OPC-14597) as Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Bipolar I Disorder
Condition: Bipolar I
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole
Outcome Measures: Number and percentage of subjects with adverse events;   Injection Site Pain measured by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS);   Number and percentage of subjects with clinically significant abnormal laboratory test results, vitals, ECGs;   Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) will be assessed by change from baseline on Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS), Simpson-Angus Scale (SAS), Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS used in Japan), and Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale (BARS);   Percentage of subjects who remain stable at endpoint
17 Unknown  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole and D-Cycloserine to Treat Symptoms Associated With Autism
Condition: Autistic Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: D-cycloserine;   Other: fMRI
Outcome Measures: Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) Irritability Subscale;   Clinical Global Impression (CGI) Scale;   ABC Subscales;   Vineland Maladaptive Behavior Subscales;   A modified version of the Compulsion Subscale of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS);   Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS);   Social Reciprocity Scale (SRS)
18 Recruiting Biomarkers in Autism of Aripiprazole and Risperidone Treatment (BAART)
Condition: Autistic Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole;   Drug: Risperidone
Outcome Measure: To identify phenotypic and genetic traits that predict response to aripiprazole and risperidone in Autistic Disorder
19 Recruiting Low-Dose Adjunctive Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study
Conditions: Bipolar Disorder;   Depressive Episode
Interventions: Drug: Low dose Adjunctive Aripiprazole;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: Response rate
20 Recruiting A Double-Blind, Controlled Study of Aripiprazole in Co-Morbid Schizophrenia and Cocaine Dependence
Conditions: Schizophrenia;   Cocaine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Aripiprazole;   Drug: Perphenazine
Outcome Measures: The proportion of negative urine drug screen results will be significantly greater in the subjects treated with aripiprazole than in those treated with perphenazine.;   The mean total self-report cocaine use days will be significantly fewer in subjects treated with aripiprazole than in those treated with perphenazine.;   The mean cocaine craving scores will be lower in subjects treated with aripiprazole than in those treated with perphenazine.