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Can Abilify and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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Can i have small seizures from taking 10 mg Abilify If I Only Had Abcence As A kid? When i took Abilify i had leftbody numb few secs at nights somtime

Can i have small seizures from taking 10 mg Abilify If I Only Had Abcence As A kid? When i took Abilify i had leftbody numb few secs at nights somtime

Medicine effects?: Sometimes medicines can increase the chances that a seizure would return. It's true that temporary symptoms like these new ones could be a seizure. Many people with absence seizures as children do not have them as adults though. Perhaps what you feel is a little side effect? It does not seem likely the medicine is causing seizures in this case. Abilify tends not to cause seizures to return. ...Read more

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Does the atypical anti-psychotic medication, abilify, increase the risks of seizures occuring in young adults? I'm concerned that the current medication i'm taking, abilify, may be inducing my seizures that i'm having, but when i asked the primary doctor,

Does the atypical anti-psychotic medication, abilify, increase the risks of seizures occuring in young adults? I'm concerned that the current medication i'm taking, abilify, may be inducing my seizures that i'm having, but when i asked the primary doctor,

Combinations: One of the more uncommon slide effect does include seizures. It should be used with caution if you already have seizures since it lowers the seizure threshold (makes it easier to have a seizure). I would ask a neurologist if taking Abilify is the safe or not for you. ...Read more

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The medication called Abilify - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

The medication called Abilify - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

Abilify side effects: It can cause seizures in less than 1% of people taking it. Lowered white blood cell count has also been reported but even more rarely. If you slowly taper it under the supervision of your md, there should be little problem. Of course recurrence of the symptoms for which you are taking it could occur. Also, since it affects serotonin symptoms of serotonin discontinuation could occur - even later. ...Read more

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Conscious seizure? Full body spasming . Can feel heart pounding hard before spasming startshyperventilation. On Zoloft Abilify and focalin. Been 5 yrs

Conscious seizure? Full body spasming . Can feel heart pounding hard before spasming startshyperventilation. On Zoloft Abilify and focalin. Been 5 yrs

See your doctor: Based on your symptoms and medications, you should likely be seen by a physician. It may be that you are having anxiety attacks. It would be worth seeing her family practice physician to discuss changing medications to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i mix alcohol with abilify?

Can i mix alcohol with abilify?

I wouldn't: Alcohol and Abilify side effects drinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain Abilify side effects, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure (when sitting or standing up). You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking abilify. You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past. ...Read more

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If i mix Abilify and alcohol together, what will happen?

If i mix Abilify and alcohol together, what will happen?

Nothing good.: The combination of alcohol and Abilify will increase your chances of side effects from abilify. The severity of the side effects is also increased. Need to relax? Try a massage. It's healthier than alcohol and you can drive after engaging in it! ...Read more

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Does alcohol lower the seizure threshold?

Does alcohol lower the seizure threshold?

Yes: Alcohol may lower seizure threshold. Withdrawal from alcohol after significant drinking may lead to a seizure. Alcohol may interact with anti seizure medications- nducing their elimination, or by causing more side effects. It is best to refrain from drinking alcohol to minimize the chance of having a seizure. ...Read more

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How are seizure and alcohol related?

How are seizure and alcohol related?

Many ways!: Alcohol brings down the threshold of nerve cells and make them more likely to fire off (RUM FITS) Sudden withdrawal can cause a seizure and then there are situations when prolonged use is related to cerebral atrophy, certain vitamin deficiencies or vascular events that in turn can cause seizures ...Read more

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How possible (percentage-wise) am I to have a seizure from this much alcohol every night for over 2 months?

How possible (percentage-wise) am I to have a seizure from this much alcohol every night for over 2 months?

Unclear question: You do not indicate how much alcohol you consume, but your question suggests you may have a huge problem. If you stop drinking suddenly, you could suffer a withdrawal seizure. So, contact your doctor ASAP, consider entering an AA program, and get this addressed now. Do NOT wait, potential for disaster can be very profound. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Abilify (Definition)

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic with a unique mechanism of action. As with most atypical agents it is probably prescribed more often for mood disorders than psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). It's associated with fewer movement side effects (eps) than the typical antipsychotics. It's unique mechanism of action is that it both stimulates ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more