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Abilify Akathisia Treatment
The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Tried geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, abilify, haldol, seroquel, zyprexa and dislike all them. For paranoid schizophrenia. Dont like insomnia, akathisisa, weightga
Talk w/psychiatrist: You have not asked a question here, but have expressed your displeasure with some of the available antipsychotic medications for your illness. Please discuss this with your own psychiatrist, as there are still other options available. Paranoid schizophrenia is a serious illness and does need treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron metabolism, with ferritin level, and considering use of a dopamine agonist around the clock (suggest Neupro (rotigotine) patch). Talk to your doctor about these thoughts. ...Read more
Abilify/Strattera: As prescribed, can be synergistic.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is more effective for akathisia caused by geodon (ziprasidone) and other antipsychotics. Artane or cogentin?
Both can work, BUT: I think these traditional drugs both work equally well and have significant and substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, such as visual blurring, dryness of mouth, postural hypotension, bladder issues, drowsiness, dizziness. With your restless leg issues, maybe a dopamine agonist could address both issues. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Completely different: Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, but is also sometimes used to augment antidepressant effect. If you have bipolar depression, being on an antidepressant alone is unwise due to possible triggering of hypomania or mania. In manic situations, Abilify (aripiprazole) may be used to contain these symptoms. ...Read more
EPS: Cogentin (benztropine) is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. It does not counteract other side effects of antipsychotics, such as cardiac issues, metabolic issues, or changes in mentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually, but any: Medication can cause an unusual side effect in anyone. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause involuntary motorovements, e.g., chewing the inside of one's cheek or lip moving one's hands " like a rapper, " (dyskinesia) turning one's head to the side with eyes gazing out & up (dystonia) or severe motor restlessness (akathesia). Benadryl helps, but please tell your doctor. Don't take cough meds with dextromethorphan. ...Read more