A 49-year-old male asked:
Friend takes 2000 depakote/20 zyprexa/4 mg klonopin/15 abilify (aripiprazole).for bipolar schitzophrena..does this seem like a heavy regime..always craves chocolates?
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Zyprexa, Abilify (aripiprazole): And Depakote and all cause stimulation. It's difficult to say what is overkill when it comes to a polypharmacy situation with someone with bipolar schizoaffective disorder. The use of two antipsychotics is indeed sometimes necessary. However, great attention should also be paid to the weight issues. If the weight gain is on going then perhaps a different medication will need to be tried, but all of that will need to be left up to of the prescribing psychiatrist.Best wishes and i hope that you are not freezing as badly in madison as we are here in racine.
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