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does the atypical anti-psychotic medication, abilify, increase the risks of seizures occuring in young adults? i'm concerned that the current medication i'm taking, abilify, may be inducing my seizures that i'm having, but when i asked the primary doctor,

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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 29 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) : Abilify is a brand name for the drug aripiprazole. Aripiprazole is part of a family (or class) of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. These drugs are used to help people with a variety of conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar i disorder. The package insert for Abilify indicates that it is to be "used with caution in patients with a history of seizures...." seizures are not among the common adverse effects of the medication. However, a drug of the same class, clozapine, was found to increase risk of seizures. A small number of case reports have been published that describe seizures in patients taking aripiprazole.
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A relative of mine first manifested seizures on Abilify at age 57
Nov 13, 2013
Dr. John O'Malley
Child Psychiatry 54 years experience
Combinations: One of the more uncommon slide effect does include seizures. It should be used with caution if you already have seizures since it lowers the seizure threshold (makes it easier to have a seizure). I would ask a neurologist if taking Abilify (aripiprazole) is the safe or not for you.

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