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My 17 yr old daughter was just perscribed abilify, (aripiprazole) I am worried about the side effect of suicide thoughts ?
True concern: She needs careful monitoring particularly during the initiation phase of treatment and should see her counseler frequently and have telephone access at all times. This will be less of a concern after the first two weeks on treatment. ...Read more
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?
Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc needs to be made aware of ongoing sxs, particularly suicidal thoughts, so that the most effective tx can be selected. A back up plan for active suicidal plan/intent should be discussed. The best med is the 1 that works best 4 ur dtr. Work closely w her md. ...Read more
ARIPAPRAZOLE OVERDOS: Oral Aripiprazole overdosage causes vomiting, somnolence, and tremor, acidosis, aggression, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, coma, confusional state, convulsion, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, depressed level of consciousness, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypotension, lethargy, loss of consciousness, qt prolongation, pneumonia aspiration, respiratory arrest, status epilepticu, tachycardia. ...Read more
Elderly/ dementia: According to the manufacturer: “elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including abilify, (aripiprazole) are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. Abilify (aripiprazole) is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis” see site below. ...Read more
I wouldn't: Alcohol and Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects drinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain Abilify (aripiprazole) 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 (aripiprazole). You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past. ...Read more
Aripiprazole, Sugar: Aripiprazole is a second-generation antipsychotic that is also approved for bipolar disorder and as an adjunctive medication for major depression. Side effects can include increased blood sugar, increased risk of developing diabetes, increased cholesterol and weight gain. All of these parameters must be carefully monitored for a patient on this medication. Not all patients develop side effects. ...Read more
Side effects: Extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness, rigidity, "non-fluid" body movements, involuntary movements or tics, and weight gain. Rarely it can affect blood sugar, cause a rash, and promote heart rhythm problems. Some suggest that any new physical or emotional problem that begins after the onset of taking a new medicine should be assumed to be due to that medicine unless proven otherwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers