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Risperidone vs abilify

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Sedation, dystonia: The two most conmon side effects to be on the look out for are sedation and dystonia. The change in medicine you are describing is roughly equivalent... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Dosage: do have the provider following the effects of change in medications. The new med may requier a higher dose to take effect. Or you may need something e... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unusual to take both: as they have similar action, but when one or the other is usually prescribed, it is often given in twice a day dosing, with smaller dose in the AM and... Read More
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: Both medicines can be taken simultaneously or separately without any major differences. Just make sure the tablets are crushed for proper swallowing a... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Much the same meds: Both of the meds are in the same family and not likely to offer anything additive.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Cocktail: That's quite a cocktail you're on! Double check your dosages an inform your prescriber IMMEDIATELY.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
POSSIBILY: Only if there is another regularly prescribed medication then Risperdal may be able to be an additionally medication as needed.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Risperidone: Risperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic medication used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, et... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on dose, how long u been on it, if taken with other medications or if dose increased recently. Best to consult the doctor that prescribed it.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
ARIPAPRAZOLE OVERDOS: Oral Aripiprazole overdosage causes vomiting, somnolence, and tremor, acidosis, aggression, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, coma, confusional state,... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rexulti vs Ability: Brexpiprazole has lower potential for side effects like insomnia, nausea, restlessness & akathisia compared to aripiprazole. Compared with other a... Read More
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Dr. Andrius Baskys
Dr. Andrius Baskysanswered
Geriatric Psychiatry 46 years experience
Risperidone : Risperidone is not addictive. However, it's use has been associated with several significant side effects, among which weight gain and involuntary mus... Read More

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