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My 17 yr old daughter was just perscribed abilify, (aripiprazole) I am worried about the side effect of suicide thoughts ?

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

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on dose, how long u been on it, if taken with other medications or if dose increased recently. Best to consult the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more

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What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

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

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) caused anxiety?

Abilify (aripiprazole): In some, it can lead to irritability, anxiety & agitation, depending on dose. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause sudden death?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause sudden death?

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

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Can i mix alcohol with abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can i mix alcohol with abilify (aripiprazole)?

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

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How does Abilify (aripiprazole) affect your sugar?

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) affect your sugar?

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

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What are the side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

What are the side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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 more

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