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side effect of stopping abilify (aripiprazole) cold turkey?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Depends upon illness: If it is being used to treat depression, you could go right back into it the very next day. If it is for psychosis, you might eventually rek\lapse, same with bipolar disorder. These medications should generally be tapered and never stopped without a discussion with your treatment provider.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Also, you could feel physically TERRIBLE if you stop suddenly. It can be dangerous.
Sep 15, 2013

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of abilify (aripiprazole)....And is it possible to quit cold turkey? Thx

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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: Side effects varies from person to person, from none even at high dose to muscle stiffness, restlessness. Or permanent (quite rare) stiffness of muscles from tongue to body muscles. Never take own decision to change the dose of any medication. Meds for blood pressure + heart + brain must never be stopped suddenly. If cannot reach the doc, talk to any pharmacist. Be smart, not hurt yourself.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

How long will it take before i getting widtrawal symptoms from cold turkey Abilify (aripiprazole) 7 mg? A month?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Consult your doctor: Do not stop a medication without checking with your doctor first. It depends on how long you have been on it, what it is used for, as well as your symptoms. Without knowing all this, we cannot advise you better than the person who started you on it.

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