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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: 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 and the following for which there are no trials or minimal efficacy: Generalized anxiety disorder, Social phobia, ADHD, agitation, Eating Disorders, insomnia or borderline personality disorder.
Dr. Cynthia Rector
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Allergy: Someone who is allergic, has had a previous negative reaction or side effect. Also anyone who does not have a condition for which it is indicated.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you take creatine with abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Armand Braun
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, should not be a problem but be carefull since to much creatinine can overlod your kidneys.
A 31-year-old member asked:

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.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can I take DayQuil while on abilify (aripiprazole)?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Potential side eff.: After a number of resources were checked a drug to drug interaction though it has not been extensively studied or characterized. But abilify (aripiprazole) seems to increase sedative effects in the presence of DayQuil ingredients while Day Quil ingredients seem to reduce sedative effects. Bottom line: POTENTIAL INTERACTION and it could be significant but no hard proof available. I'd suggest caution using combo
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
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You are more than welcome on the advice. Be safe and do check in with your doctor to get more specifics on your desire to combine an OTC with your prescription. BTW, kudos for asking SOMEONE a bit more in the know aside from the clerk at the grocery store as so many people may do in situations like this!
Sep 8, 2014
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) take to wear off?

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Dr. Robert Cancro
Psychiatry 66 years experience
Varys: Depends on dosage and how long you have been taking it.

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