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Abilify Alcohol 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conscious seizure? Full body spasming . Can feel heart pounding hard before spasming startshyperventilation. On Zoloft Abilify and focalin. Been 5 yrs
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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