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What is Abilify (aripiprazole) good for?

What is Abilify (aripiprazole) good for?

A FEW THINGS: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in the class of atypical anti-psychotics or second generation. Abilfy has indications for schizophrenia which is a psychotic disorder and for bipolar disorder and for augmentation of a an antidepressant for depression. Comes in a variety of doses in pill form. Will be available in long acting injection. ...Read more

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Why do I still get extremely angy if I am on 10 mgs of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Why do I still get extremely angy if I am on 10 mgs of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Unsure: It is difficult to know without an understanding of why you are taking abilify (aripiprazole). Some people can become agitated with the medication. It is also possible that the dose could be either too high or too low, or this may not be the ideal medication for you. I certainly agree with dr. Goldstein that you should inform your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar: Abilify (aripiprazole) belongs to atypical antipsychotic it's approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder also in small side work add on with antidepressant for resistant depression there are off label use its unique action of agonist and antagonist separate from other atypicals. ...Read more

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What would lead a doctor to prescribe Abilify (aripiprazole) in treating depression since it is an anti psychotic?

What would lead a doctor to prescribe Abilify (aripiprazole) in treating depression since it is an anti psychotic?

Abilify (aripiprazole): To augment antidepressants if partial response or poor tolerance to high doses, to treat psychotic features in depression, & to better stabilize receptors in brain causing mood alterations. ...Read more

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Prescribed only abilify. Tried geodon (ziprasidone) the other night and now this night now can't sleep. Will this resolve on its own or do I need geodon (ziprasidone) again2sleep?

Prescribed only abilify. Tried geodon (ziprasidone) the other night and now this night now can't sleep. Will this resolve on its own or do I need geodon (ziprasidone) again2sleep?

Geodon (ziprasidone) and sleep: Both Abilify and Geodon (ziprasidone) are used for the same issues. Abilify is generally not helpful for sleep since it has so little sedation. Geodon (ziprasidone) can be an excellent sleep. Inducer as well as stabilizing mood. Remember that Geodon (ziprasidone) requires food to be absorbed-it is best taken after a meal. We generally do not prescribe 2 medications in the same class. Talk to your prescribing md for solutions. ...Read more

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Why does Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa help my mood but Zoloft made me feel sick and down. I also can't use Abilify (aripiprazole) anymore because of cost. Any other options?

Why does Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa help my mood but Zoloft made me feel sick and down. I also can't use Abilify (aripiprazole) anymore because of cost. Any other options?

Many.: The response to antidepressants differ from one individual to the next.There are other "add ons" to improve the efficacy of antidepressants such as risperdal, cytomel, buspar, Ritalin or lithium. Ask your doctor which one best suits you.You may also qualify for patient assistance for abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

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Could Abilify (aripiprazole) used for anxiety and agitation only. Not schizophrenic or bipolar?

Used for all those.: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication and is primarily indicated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorders with psychotic features. It has also been used as an "add on" medication in major depression which does not respond to antidepressant alone. In severe anxiety disorders, it has been shown to help also. ...Read more

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How effective is abilify (aripiprazole)?

How effective is abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can be effective: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be quite effective for both positive and negative psychotic symptoms. It can also be used to treat depression, mania & hypomania. ...Read more

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How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

Good Question: The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown. We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds different receptors based upon dose. At low doses it treats depression by binding serotonin. At high doses it treats schizophrenia by binding dopamine. While these binding affinities are well documented, there may be other undiscovered mechanisms of action. Stay tuned! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a antideressant that works like Abilify (aripiprazole) but starts with a g?

Can you tell me about a antideressant that works like Abilify (aripiprazole) but starts with a g?

Geodon (ziprasidone)?: Actually, neither Abilify nor Geodon (ziprasidone) are anti-depressants. They are anti-psychotic medications. But in recent years such medicines are sometimes prescribed along with antidepressants to increase the antidepressant effect. There are risks and benefits to doing this that must be weighed carefully. ...Read more