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Can I Take Abilify With Prozac
This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem.
Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Could I take my 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and 5 mg of aripiprazole at night instead of in the morning due to feeling really drowsy?
Timing of medication: It's fine to take those medications at night if you feel they are making you sleepy. The important thing is to try to develop a schedule of taking them around the same time every day, whether it's morning or night. It might be the aripiprazole that is making you sleepy rather than the prozac; you might want to try that medication at bedtime first and leave the prozac in the morning as a trial. ...Read more
I already take Abilify (aripiprazole) and prozac, and was just prescribed intuniv. What is this med like?
Intuniv: Intuniv can be used off-label to help with hyperactivity and impulsivity -- often in adhd but in some other conditions too. You have not shared any diagnoses you've been given, so it's hard to know why your doctor prescribed this for you. Please ask your physician about any medications you don't understand. ...Read more
Combination: The combination is commonly used and should be carefully monitored by your physician. ...Read more
Prescribed Abilify (aripiprazole) as adjunct to prozac. Concerned about possibility of developing diabetes. How high is the risk of doing so from taking abilify (aripiprazole)?
Less than others: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication. It is an approved adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder. Extended duration use of all antipsychotics can lead to diabetes; however, the risk is relatively lower with Abilify (aripiprazole) as compared to most of the newer antipsychotics. There are many other alternative adjunctive agents that do not carry risk of diabetes. ...Read more
Does Abilify (aripiprazole) eliminate as Prozac eliminates because Prozac increases Abilify (aripiprazole) in the system? I trying to eliminate Abilify (aripiprazole) because it makes me restless
Not usually, but any: Medication can cause an unusual side effect in anyone. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause involuntary motorovements, e.g., chewing the inside of one's cheek or lip moving one's hands " like a rapper, " (dyskinesia) turning one's head to the side with eyes gazing out & up (dystonia) or severe motor restlessness (akathesia). Benadryl helps, but please tell your doctor. Don't take cough meds with dextromethorphan. ...Read more
Abilify/Prozac: Not at all common, but reported by a few. ...Read more
Daughter was diagnosed with bipolar 2. Two weeks ago. She is 12.She was put on 5mg Abilify (aripiprazole) 10mg of Prozac at bedtime. Are these a good mix.
Caution, w/ this mix: Antipsychotics can be life saving medications that give a person the ability to work and function in society. If you have a full blown mania it is essential that you try multiple antipsychotics before giving up. Abilify (aripiprazole) is often effective. Prozac can be used but you must watch for increase mania and production of rapid cycling. Also danger of increase suicidal risk prozac/ssris-in bipolar 2. ...Read more
I suddenly stopped taking Prozac and Abilify (aripiprazole) and in 2 weeks I gained 10 pounds and I have been having leg twitching what could it be?
It is always: Preferable 2 discontinue meds progressively & slowly monitored by the doc who prescribed them 2 you. U should go back to ur doc, b frank and tell her/him the reasons u decide 2 stop ur treatment suddenly. A patient-doctor relationship is a 2 way street, u should feel comfortable 2 tell ur doc how u feel. Ur doc can help u w/ur weight gain & leg twitching. If u prefer a 2nd opinion see another dr. ...Read more
Could reason from insomnia be due to abilify (aripiprazole)? Only took 5 mg but. Three days later took Prozac with seroquel and read Prozac increases half life abili
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Why doesn't Abilify (aripiprazole) work when I take it at nighttime, but works when I take it togheter with fluoxetine at the morning?
Do you take it twice a day?
Most people like to take it in the morning and it works well.
Occasionally some people have side effects so their doctor tells them to take it at night.
Happy you know when your meds work well for you. ...Read more
I take adderal, abilify, (aripiprazole) and fluoxetine but since I am running out of meds and living n a foreign country I have had to start rationing. Is it bad?
Not a good idea: Will suggest you see a psychiatrist in your new country of residence to see if these medications or other equivalents are available. You are doing so well now probably because of your current treatment and altering that may not be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I develop phsychosis again by stop taking fluoxetine quick from 40 mg to 0? Even if I are on 7 mg abilify (aripiprazole)?
I'm on 20mg fluoxetine if dr moved it to 40mg u think it would relieve my anxiety more? Or should I add something like Abilify (aripiprazole) to it?
I will cold turkey Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg tomorow after 3 month usage. I got phsycotic last time I quited. But then I also quited fluoxetine. Can I be sick?
Please don't!: Before you stop any psychotropic medications, please, please talk to your doctor because you can repeat the experience you had the last time. ...Read more
Is Wellbutrin (100mg 2x/day), Fluoxetine (30mg) and Abilify (aripiprazole) (1mg, 2mg after a week) a safe combination for anxiety and depression?
Probably: Depending on yourneeds the combination seems reasonable. If the fluoxetine alone or in combination with wellbutrin doesn't remove/reduce depression, the addition of Abilify (aripiprazole) often helps. If, after a time this is not helpful... you didn't say you were in psychotherapy, but I would recommend it also. ...Read more
Is Yohimbine safe to use while on Fluoxetine, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Buproprion and a very low dose of Propranolol? Meds for anxiety. Klonopin as needed.
The risk here is: Between All the others you list! Some are very risky! Be sure your provider is watching you closely and try to stop some. ED is not your biggest worry and Yohimbine has side effects. Be careful - if your provider is not a psych specialist - you might want a consult when multi-pharma issues arise. Add CBT Tx for best outcome and less risks. You're too young for so many meds. Best! ...Read more
Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine. Com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more
Yes: There is no problem taking any ssri antidepressant with the diet pills. These appear to contain caffeine and cocoa, which can increase anxiety. But they do not react with medicines like prozac (fluoxetine). If you take Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety, though, be aware of the amount of caffeine you use. ...Read more
Phentermine+BZD+SSRI: This is a question best answered by the prescribing physician. Anxiety, insomnia and depression can all be adversely affected by the combination. Habit formation due to underlying depression as well as due to the re-enforcing effects of valium and phenermine may set in. Better options are probably available. ...Read more
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