Thursday, May 22, 2008

Abilify: Serious side effects

I admit I know little about bipolar disorder. Sounds like a terrible condition for people suffering from it, and it must be, because a medicine that treats it has one of the longest side-effects warnings I've ever seen.

I saw the commercial for Abilify the other night, and noticed that someone posted the warnings of the commercial on YouTube. It includes consulting your doctor if

"you have muscle movements that cannot be stopped, as these can become permanent."

The commercial is below. It reminds me of the Happy Fun Ball parody from Saturday Night Live.