A 34-year-old female asked:
been taking celexa 40 mg for 13 years. dr recently wants me to add abilify (aripiprazole) because it seems my depression is worse. any side side effects from this ?
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Psychiatry 19 years experience
Abilify/aripiprazole: This medication is an atypical antipsychotic that often is well-tolerated especially if started at low dose. Akithesia/restlessness can be common. Headache, stomach upset, energy level, sleep changes common. Weight gain less common compared to others meds in same family. Has warning against metabolic syndrome, movement disorders, ; other severe but rare problems. Lab testing needed periodically.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MEDICATION: If you are not comfortable or unsure about the medication your Doctor prescribed then it is advisable to get a second opinion from a Psychiatrist after you have had a complete physical exam by your Primary Care Physician to rule out any underlying illness. A Clinical Psychologist can also help you with psychotherapy.
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Last updated Jan 8, 2021
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