Doctor insights on:
Coming Off Abilify
Is it normal to have feelings like trouble breathing when coming off antipsychotics abilify (aripiprazole)? Or muscle stiffness, jaw tightness? Does it ever let up
Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and jaw stiffness. See your PCP.
Good Question: The exact mechanism by which Abilify (aripiprazole) (generic aripiprizole) works is unknown. We know that Abilify (aripiprazole) selectively binds different receptors based upon dose. At low doses it treats depression by binding serotonin. At high doses it treats schizophrenia by binding dopamine. While these binding affinities are well documented, there may be other undiscovered mechanisms of action. Stay tuned!See 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: All medications have potential side effects. Some of those that can occur with ability include akathesia (ants in your pants sensation), weight gain, increased fats in blood, increased blood sugar. There is a theoretic risk for neuroleptic malignant syndrome and tardive dyskinesia. It is a medication that many of my patients use with good results. Take care.
A FEW THINGS: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in the class of atypical anti-psychotics or second generation. Abilfy has indications for schizophrenia which is a psychotic disorder and for bipolar disorder and for augmentation of a an antidepressant for depression. Comes in a variety of doses in pill form. Will be available in long acting injection.See 1 more doctor answer
Guidelines: There should be a date on the container. If not consult the pharmacist where you got the medication. There was recently a government publication that indicates that expiration dates may be too short and that medication remains viable for a much longer time.
Possibly: Abilify (aripiprazole) 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) 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 disorderSee 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole) adjustment: Most people who respond to Abilify (aripiprazole) do so in 2 weeks at 5 mg daily. Sometimes, your physician may start at a lower dose so it may take longer or require a dose change upward to be sure. Abilify (aripiprazole) has a very very long length of time in the body. I always tell patients that we may have to decrease the abilfy dose with time. I watch carefully for side effects later on in treatment-unusual situation.
What is High?: Notable side effects--sedtion, fatigue, depression, Dizziness, ataxia, slurred speech, weakness. Forgetfullness, confusion, hyper -excitability, nervousness, rare hallucinations, mania, rare hypotension, dry mouth. Lifte threatenting effectts--Resp. Depression, rare hepatic dysfunction, blood dyscrasias.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): I have seen both, wt. Loss & gain, but more commonly wt. Neutral or slight loss.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): If prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Why do you ask? If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.See 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is partial Dopamine agonist (some increase in dopamine) plus serotonin antagonist, both of which cause some agitation & sweating. It can treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, Bipolar depression, and as adjunct to antidepressants in Major depression.See 1 more doctor answer