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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

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. ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg?

Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg?

Antipsychotic: Ability is an atypical antipsychotic. It is used to treat a number of different symptoms and illnesses. ...Read more

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How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) work?

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! ...Read more

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Is Abilify (aripiprazole) safe to take?

Is Abilify (aripiprazole) safe to take?

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. ...Read more

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How effective is abilify (aripiprazole)?

How effective is abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can be effective: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be quite effective for both positive and negative psychotic symptoms. It can also be used to treat depression, mania & hypomania. ...Read more

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What is Abilify (aripiprazole) good for?

What is Abilify (aripiprazole) good for?

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. ...Read more

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When does Abilify (aripiprazole) expire?

When does Abilify (aripiprazole) expire?

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. ...Read more

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Who should not take Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Who should not take Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Allergy: Someone who is allergic, has had a previous negative reaction or side effect. Also anyone who does not have a condition for which it is indicated. ...Read more

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Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself?

Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself?

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. ...Read more

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What is the drug Abilify (aripiprazole) for?

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 disorder ...Read more

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