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A 25-year-old female asked:

I want to know the difference of mechanisms in this drugs: aripiprazole 15 mg, and quetiapine 5 mg (1/2 of pill). i have a bipolar disorder.

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Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Close but not cigar: Independently of their dosages, they are both atypical antipsychotics. They share similar properties as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers . What's different is their side effect profile, life time, tolerance, etc.. Seriquel is more edating and increases appetite. Abilify (aripiprazole) can be more activating, less weight gain .

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Last updated Mar 13, 2016

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