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Can The Medication Abilify Cause You To Have A Tremor
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more
Maybe: This is not one of the side effects reported. However, if you feel this is happening, contact the doctor prescribing the medication. ...Read more
Can lithium carbonate cause a Parkinson's favoring to one side and by ceasing the medication will it go away?
Lithium induced : Tremors are usually seen in outstretched fingers and is not usually limited to one side. They go away sometimes with reduction in dosage or discontinuation if the medication. ...Read more
Yes: no one has ever reported it to me, but yes, it can cause this. ...Read more
Can you tell me if lithium carbonate causes a Parkinson's favoring to one side? Will stopping the meds help?
I don't: completely understand the question ('favoring to one side'), but lithium can cause a tremor that will usually go away after it’s been weaned. We should (almost) never stop medications on our own; if you’re worried about a side effect, please see your provider and discuss those concerns with him/her to determine a course of action. ...Read more
Uncommon: Antidepressants vary in their ability to lower the seizure threshold. The commonly prescribed ones today are safer, far less likely to cause seizures as a side effect than antidepressants used a generation ago. If you have a history of seizures, check with your doctor to see if safe to take an antidepressant. If a seizure occurs, get yourself to the ER immediately. ...Read more
Yes they can: Antidepressants known to cause weight gain, like tricyclics and mirtazepine, can increase lipids. Those that are more weight-neutral (like wellbutrin, effexor, (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) are less likely to do this. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16774491 there could be other factors in this besides weight gain, but they're so far unknown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk Vs. Benefit: It's all a matter of risk vs. Benefit. For example, for certain childhood cancers we have gotten so good at curing them, the risk of getting a cancer from the treatment is higher than the risk of dying from the treated cancer. However, without treatment of the original cancer, the patient would die; therefore we decide that the benefit of treatment outweight the risks of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occasional Vertigo with nuesia which doctor i should see and which are the tests to be done to know the exact cause? Can be connected to depprsion?
Primary care doc 1st: See your PCP first, who knows your history. After evaluation, a referral to the appropriate specialist can then be made. ...Read more
Read that anti-depressants can cause hems because of side effects like diarrhea. Is this true? How long would diarrhea epis have to be to cause them?
Unlikely: Older antidepressants were perhaps a smidgeon likely to cause them due to constipation if left untreated. Thirty years in psychiatry and i've never encountered or read about this. The diarrhea would have to be a near non-stop flood and the patient negligent in reporting the problem and getting the diarrhea treated. It never ceases to amaze me how many people blame their meds for every ailment. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it would be important to understand the medications that the person is taking, side effects and m?
Can a problem with your thyroid cause confusion to the point of someone seeming to be going crazy?
Rarely: Very rarely severe hyper- or hypo-thyrodism can cause confusion, but it should be easy for your doctor to diagnose or rule out with a simple history, physical and lab tests. ...Read more
Hi prolactin and awful symptoms. Is there an OTC way to treat this or will it have to be with prescriptions?
Prolactinoma: Go with something that is going to work, like rx or surgery. Would not recommend any otc products when proven and relatively safe rx options are available. ...Read more
I take lamictal, pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Abilify and have deve loped tremors. Could any of these be the cause?
Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On all my meds except Abilify (aripiprazole) , and I have continued to have tremors and I can't be still, my arms and legs shaking all the time. Heart races. Help! ?
I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st
Incomplete question: Unfortunately your question was cut off. To provide you the best response I will need to know the complete question. You are on some potent medications that might make you dizzy but don't stop without checking with a physician. You should have had a followup appointment. ...Read more
Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?
Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any tremor medications that don't cause hair loss when mixed with trazadone , lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro?
Anti psychotics: All the drugs in this class are inclined to put on weight. Good Luck ...Read more
I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.
Medication effects: I understand your desire to lose weight. Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone(Geodon) are antipsychotic medications. Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone. Thank you for informing about Depression. Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain. Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more
Too many to name: Are you sure they are drug induced tremors and not just some associated with advanced age? If you would like to submit the names of the drugs, we could then look to see if any are prone to cause tremors. Also, a movement disorder specialized neurologist would be very helpful in this case. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder and I want to know which drug is better and cause less weight gain: ziprasidone, aripiprazole or quetiapine.
If seroquel or Abilify (aripiprazole) causes me an enlarged thyroid, will my doctor put me on another drug?
Up to you Doctor: It is unusual for those medications to cause thyroid problems. There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the under active thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if the seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are the best options for the patient's underlying problem. ...Read more
Could tongue fasciculations,arm tremors,depression be a sign of Wilson's disease? Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause Wilson's disease ?
My response: Psychiatric drugs do NOT cause Wilson's disease which is a problem with copper metabolism. This would be evaluated by blood testing including copper and ceruloplasmin. Since you seem concerned, see your doctor and uncover why you have issues. A tardive dyskinesia can be treated if present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PD Meds &Tremors: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa/levodopa) is the medication that has the most symptomatic effect on tremor, however, dopamine agonists can cause a significant reduction in tremor as well. Introduction of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is usually delayed, especially in patients400mg in 4-6 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essential tremor: I get that question a lot and honestly do not have a great option for you. Sometimes magnesium can help, dosing with mg malate 400 mg per day if tolerated. Some people have used herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, and lavender and there are advocates for a number of homeopathic remedies. Deep brain stimulation is an excellent treatment if you are willing to consider. ...Read more
Bipolar: Abilify (aripiprazole) belongs to atypical antipsychotic it's approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder also in small side work add on with antidepressant for resistant depression there are off label use its unique action of agonist and antagonist separate from other atypicals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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