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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) 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 more

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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Can i have small seizures from taking 10 mg Abilify (aripiprazole) If I Only Had Abcence As A kid? When i took Abilify (aripiprazole) i had leftbody numb few secs at nights somtime

Can i have small seizures from taking 10 mg Abilify (aripiprazole) If I Only Had Abcence As A kid? When i took Abilify (aripiprazole) 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 (aripiprazole) tends not to cause seizures to return. ...Read more

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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,

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

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The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

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

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Conscious seizure? Full body spasming . Can feel heart pounding hard before spasming startshyperventilation. On Zoloft Abilify and focalin (dexmethylphenidate). Been 5 yrs

Conscious seizure? Full body spasming . Can feel heart pounding hard before spasming startshyperventilation. On Zoloft Abilify and focalin (dexmethylphenidate). Been 5 yrs

See your doctor: Based on your symptoms and medications, you should likely be seen by a physician. It may be that you are having anxiety attacks. It would be worth seeing her family practice physician to discuss changing medications to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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How are seizure and alcohol related?

How are seizure and alcohol related?

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

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How does alcohol lower the seizure threshhold?

How does alcohol lower the seizure threshhold?

It depends: If you are taking seizure medication, it will accelerate it metabolism so the medication will dissiate more quickly. Alcoholic withdrawal gives seizures. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect seizures?

Does alcohol affect seizures?

Yes: Using alcohol with a history of seizures will and can lower thresholds for seizures to occur and thus increase the likelihood of increasing the incidence of seizures. One should be extremely careful about imbibing in alcohol if one has a seizure history. ...Read more

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Can mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol had caused my seizure?

Can mixing Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol had caused my seizure?

Xanax/alcohol: Possible, depending on how much u used, your tolerance & whether u r susceptible (history or family history of seizures). ...Read more

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What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

Drug/alcohol related: ...Seizures are more likely to result in death than natural seizures. The brain is more likely to be starved for air even before the seizure starts, and stopped breathing is more common. ...Read more

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