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For schizophrenia do you take abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It is one option: Abilify (aripiprazole) is one option used to treat schizophrenia. There are many other options as well. There are other reasons for prescribing Abilify (aripiprazole) such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Do not assume you have schizophrenia unless it has been specifically told you by your practitioner. Ask your psychiatrist about that if you have any questions. Best wishes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/W Dr. Jacobson: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & as an adunjunct medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence. A psychiatrist can prescribe abilify (aripiprazole) if indicated.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

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Is there any medicine for schizophrenia other than resperadol and abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Is Abilify (aripiprazole) safe to take?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Side effects: All medications have potential side effects. Some of those that can occur with ability include akathesia (ants in your pants sensation), weight gain, increased fats in blood, increased blood sugar. There is a theoretic risk for neuroleptic malignant syndrome and tardive dyskinesia. It is a medication that many of my patients use with good results. Take care.
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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) work well for schizophrenia?

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): If prescribed, yes.

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