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Abilify (aripiprazole) medication Abilify (aripiprazole) should be taken in am or pm and how long does it take to get full effect from it thank yoy
Abilify (aripiprazole) is a once a day medication. It can be taken ether in the morning or at night, depending on tolerance or symptoms you are treating. For example, if you have difficulty maintaining sleep, or feeling tired in the mornings, it is better to take it at night.
If you are too irritable during the day, it is better to take it in the morning.
The full effect of the medication can be reached within 1-2 weeks, though for severe symptoms the medication needs to be adjusted and it may take longer to achieve the remission of the symptoms. In some cases, patients report no improvement after 2 months of trial. In this situation, you may need to change the medication.
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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
Abilify (aripiprazole) and bipolar: Not quite sure if you were asking about managing/treating bipolar of if you had concerns about increased Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) so I provided an informational links in the comments. Also if you have concerns about the recent increase in Abilify (aripiprazole) I would encourage you to talk with your prescribing provider. If you would prefer a second opinion you might consider a consult with a healthTap psychiatrist. Be well. ...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 (aripiprazole) is the safe or not for you. ...Read more
The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?
Abilify (aripiprazole) 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
Abilify (aripiprazole): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best SSRI medication to take with Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg for MDD recurrent, severe without psychotic features?
I'm on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?
That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
I stopped taking my medications over a month ago and have had no relapse, withdrawals, or any symptoms. How long until I can switch medications? I was previously on abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, and straterra.
It depends: If you stopped taking your medications a month ago, I hope this was a mutual decision between you and your physician. I don't know what conditions you were being treated for, since these medicines could be used in different ways. Conditions do not have to relapse immediately for you to be in danger of that possibility. Your doctor is the best person to answer your question. ...Read more
Will Abilify (aripiprazole) take away some if the muscular rigidity gotten from other ssri medications now stopped bc it is a partial dopa/sero antagonist?
I am not sure the: Ssri has caused muscular rigitity. It likely hasn't helped much, with your level of tissue problems. Consider an snri, like cymbalta, which helps pain and mood. Abilify (aripiprazole) will not cure muscular rigitity. It's mechanism is unlikely to cause more but it could. Do you sleep poorly at night or grind your teeth? If so, needs management. Sleep key to muscular health, Clonazepam 1 mg at bed may help. ...Read more
I have a question about my period being 4 days later than the 28 days. I have skipped my medications (depakote and abilify) two nights, and have been?
Skipping meds: Skipping your meds for 2 nights in a row should not affect your menstrual period. But if continued, this practice could set you up for more difficulties than missed periods. Please discuss with your physician (s) so that you are covered appropriately for all conditions. If concerned about side effects you can discuss these with them. ...Read more
My medication dosages were upped 24 hours ago and I have had a migraine ever since. Can these medications be causing it? Wellbutrin 100mg->150mg Abilify 5mg->15mg Vistaril 10mg->25mg
Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?
Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read more
I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?
Anti-depression medications hello, my fiance suffers from depression and is on several antidepressents... Zoloft 200mg, straterrn 60mg, celexa 50 mg, Abilify 2mg. Is there anything new on the market that might be better than this combination? Side eff
I am currently taking Abilify for depression. 5 mg. I took it this morning. I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) a couple of hours ago for headache. I have a sore throat. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take?
It is good: Prognostic sign you accepted it &taking medications. This the first step to cure your illness, go for regular counseling, meet and talk with people, take all Rx ed medications, avoid OTC medication, you will come out of it and will turn in to a fine young lady then will do what ever you want too do in your life, sore throat is self limiting, drink plenty of fluids gargle with mouth wash ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, as an adunjunctive medication for recalitrant major depression & autism spectrum disorders. Off label uses include: dementia & alcohol abuse/dependence and the following for which there are no trials or minimal efficacy: Generalized anxiety disorder, Social phobia, ADHD, agitation, Eating Disorders, insomnia, borderline personality disorder ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is in the atypical antipsychotic class of medications and is approved for use in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and adjunctively with an antidepressant for treatment resistant depression. If you're looking for more information on it I would recommend you go to www dot drugs. Com and type in abilify (aripiprazole). Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes relatively: Abilify (aripiprazole) was approved in 2002. Fda indications include: schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder; an adjunct for the treatment of major depressive disorder; to treat irritability in children with autism. It is a Dopamine receptor partial agonist, which makes it unique compared to prior medications (even relatively new ones) for schizophrenia. ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole): Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.
I understand your desire to lose weight.
Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone (Geodon) are antipsychotic medications.
Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone.
Thank you for informing about Depression.
Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain.
Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more
I want to know if the mechanism of action of these drugs is the same: quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole?
No: The mechanism of action differs in all 3 (aripiprazole, quetiapine & ziprasidone). .. However, the main therapeutic target for these is D2 (a type of Dopamine) so in that way they are all similar. How each of the drugs influences the other neurotransmitter systems is where the differences arise. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I'm not able 2 pass a urine drug test the past 3 months. Never had this problem b4. I'm currently taking klonopin, Abilify (aripiprazole) & methadone. Would meds b y?
UDT: This really depends on what drug test you are trying to pass. If its a work done - then yes these meds will have an effect on your passing the test. If its in your doctors office then you are doing something you should not. ...Read more
Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...Read more
I want to know which of these drugs produce lower risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes or high cholesterol: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.
Lower risk: Do not take any medicine unless your doctor has explained why you are taking this and other medicines. ...Read more
I want to know the difference of mechanisms in this drugs: aripiprazole 15 mg, and quetiapine 5 mg (1/2 of pill). I have a bipolar disorder.
Close but not cigar: Independently of their dosages, they are both atypical antipsychotics. They share similar properties as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. What's different is their side effect profile, life time, tolerance, etc. Seriquel is more edating and increases appetite. Abilify (aripiprazole) can be more activating, less weight gain. ...Read more