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Adhd And Abilify
Can I take ritilan for ADHD if Abilify made my face twitch when I was on it briefly in the past? Will ritilan have the same side effect for me?
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
I am taking 50mg vyvanse for anxiety/adult adhd. 5 mg abilify was added to control panic attacks. How do they work together /possible side effects?
Can Be OK Together: There are no real concerns about using these two medicines together. However, Abilify can sometimes cause drowsiness, which could affect your focus/concentration. Also, keep in mind that Vyvanse can sometimes cause increased anxiety. If you are needing additional treatment for anxiety/panic, you would want to talk with your provider about whether Vyvanse is adding to the anxiety. ...Read more
Possibly, although: it is not the first choice. While Abilify can help with various symptoms of other conditions (depression, poor focus, anxiety, etc.), it is not really aimed at ADHD primarily; although, if it helps with depression, ADD symptoms may lessen because depression has symptoms that overlap with ADD. Here's a link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one balance both ADHD and mild bipolar disorder? Currently I am taking Abilify and Adderall and things seem to be stable for about 5 months.
Great: It sounds like you figured out the balance already! your medications are commonly prescribed to help people with the issues you are concerned about. Continuing on your medications and talk to a therapist or your doctor if you hit any snags in the future. Help is always available! cheers to your mental health! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin and Abilify for Adhd. Is this a good combo? He told me that stimulants kill people so he doesn't want to use them.
Not usual treatment: This is not the usual treatment for ADHD Sweeping generalizations are dangerous themselves. It is possible that you misunderstood the doctor and he was trying to get you to take the medication for another condition . Clarify with your doctor and consider getting a second opinion . ...Read more
Can Abilify 15mg and 60mg of Vyvanse case meanness and irritability in a 13 year old. who is depressed and has ADHD ?
Why abilify?: Am concerned about a teen being placed on 15mg of ability for depression. Not indicated for that. And yes, this is a robust dose of this second generation antipsychotic. It is approved for for bipolar disorder type 1 in children and teens.Requires monitoring via blood metabolic parameters and has much different side effect profile. SSRI tops for depression.Ask doc to give you thought process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD, anxiety and depression. Is it normal for my doctor to have me on vistaril, Wellbutrin, and Abilify? No stimulant or benzos. Not seeking drugs but I told him these meds are making it worse
Possibly: Abilify is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, as an adunjunct 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 or borderline personality disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abilify: Abilify 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uses of Abilify: Aripiprazole was originally approved in 2002 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Currently, the FDA has approved aripiprazole for the treatment of bipolar disorder (mania and mixed episodes and as maintenance treatment), as adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder (2006) and for autism spectrum disorders (2007). Anxiety disorders Dementia Eating disorders ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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