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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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How long to adjust to abilify (aripiprazole)?

How long to adjust to abilify (aripiprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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How does Abilify (aripiprazole) help a person?

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) help a person?

A # of ways: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be used to treat depression, mania, hypomania & psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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Could someone get high from abilify (aripiprazole)?

Could someone get high from abilify (aripiprazole)?

Not certain if this: Constitutes a high, but abilify (aripiprazole) may have the following effects: Anxiety, blurred vision, involuntary movements, restlessness that is unpleasant, fatigue and sedation; with prolonged use, some people may develop weight gain and metabolic changes. ...Read more

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Would someone get "high" from abilify (aripiprazole)?

Would someone get "high" from abilify (aripiprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

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 more

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Is it possible to overdose from abilify (aripiprazole)?

Is it possible to overdose from abilify (aripiprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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What is the biochemistry behind abilify (aripiprazole)?

What is the biochemistry behind abilify (aripiprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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How long will it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

How long will it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

Depends: The time to onset of action of Abilify (aripiprazole) varies based on a number of factors including, among others, the condition being treated, how severe that condition is and how long it has been present. That being said you could begin to notice some effect within 3-7 days and continued improvement over 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Could the restlessnesa of Abilify (aripiprazole) go away?

Could the restlessnesa of Abilify (aripiprazole) go away?

Please let your: Doctor know about this. Cogentin can help to eliminate this. In the meantime - benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually helps as well. ...Read more

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Is it best to take Abilify (aripiprazole) in the am or pm?

Is it best to take Abilify (aripiprazole) in the am or pm?

DEPENDS.: Depends on whether it makes you sleepy or not. Lower doses may be more energizing and higher doses more sedating. ...Read more

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Could akithisia subside when I'm on abilify (aripiprazole)?

Could akithisia subside when I'm on abilify (aripiprazole)?

Yes: Especially if you were switched from a less selective Dopamine blocking agent to abilfy. ...Read more

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What conditions can be treated with Abilify (aripiprazole)?

What conditions can be treated with Abilify (aripiprazole)?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about the drug abilify (aripiprazole)?

Can you tell me more about the drug abilify (aripiprazole)?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is in the atypical antipsychotic class of medications and is approved for use in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and adjunctively with an antidepressant for treatment resistant depression. If you're looking for more information on it I would recommend you go to www dot drugs. Com and type in abilify (aripiprazole). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any substitution for use of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Is there any substitution for use of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Yes: Abilify (aripiprazole) is a third-generation antipsychotic medication. In addition to being prescribed for symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, it can also be used to augment antidepressant response. Depending on the purpose your physician intended for it, other medications might be substituted -- but you would need to speak with him or her about this. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) make you behave more impulsively?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) make you behave more impulsively?

Side effects: Although not common, Abilify (aripiprazole) has been known to trigger mania which is associated with increased impulsivity. Please let your physician know if you are more impulsive. ...Read more

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Anybody here taken aripiprazole (abilify) and had improvement?

Anybody here taken aripiprazole (abilify) and had improvement?

Many Have Benefited: Aripiprazole (brand abilify) is a second generation antipsychotic indicated in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct in the treatment of major depressive disorder. In my practice I have witnessed many individuals from each of these diagnostic groups improve. It is not the medication for everyone and I have seen others who did not improve. Work with your md. ...Read more

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What if I took Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself would it help?

What if I took Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself would it help?

Use as an adjunct.: You are diagnosed w anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder & post traumatic stress disorder & you receive behavioral therapy. Abilify (aripiprazole) is not a solo medication for these conditions. It is always appropriate for severe dissociation uch as flashbacks. It can also be used for mood disorders. An ssri would be important to address your anxiety related disorders. I would not use it as a solo. ...Read more

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On average, how long will Abilify (aripiprazole) take to work?

On average, how long will Abilify (aripiprazole) take to work?

Varies: It depends upon individual circumstances and adequacy of dose but Abilify (aripiprazole) usually begins to work in the first 1-3 weeks followed by continued improvement in responders. The prescriber should monitor your response and side effects to determine dose increases and adequacy of response if any. If no response, or if not tolerated, then prescriber may consider an alternate medication. ...Read more

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What other drug can be substituted for abilify (aripiprazole)?

What other drug can be substituted for abilify (aripiprazole)?

3: Other medications in the same class are geodon, seroquel, and latuda (lurasidone). However, they are all different and your treating physician should help you decide which might be best for you. ...Read more

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At what age is it okay to start taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

At what age is it okay to start taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

6 years old.: The literature available on this drug indicates that the youngest patient for this drug would be 6 years old. The dosage is very different for different ages, so don't give a child your prescription! ...Read more

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Do you know if a cheaper substitute for abilify (aripiprazole)?

Several: There are several generic meds from this family that can be used, which one to use in your case is up to your Doctor who knows your case best
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What are the most common side affects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Dr Reynolds listed: Most common. Here are other possible side effects: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel effects of Abilify (aripiprazole)?

How long does it take to feel effects of Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Some of my patients have reported improvement in depressive or psychotic sxs in 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abilify (aripiprazole)?

What is the definition or description of: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Aripiprazole: Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic with a unique mechanism of action. As with most atypical agents it is probably prescribed more often for mood disorders than psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). It's associated with fewer movement side effects (eps) than the typical antipsychotics. It's unique mechanism of action is that it both stimulates and suppresses Dopamine function. ...Read more

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How long will Abilify (aripiprazole) take to start having effect?

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Days to weeks: Don't give up too soon. Keep taking it and let your doctor know how things are going. Unless you are getting worse, keep current dose. Your doctor probably gave you next appointment around the time that you will be able to tell whether current dose should be reconsidered. Effects can be subtle at first. A diary might help you figure out how much better you are. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

How long is it supposed to it take Abilify (aripiprazole) to work?

Varies: It depends upon individual circumstances and adequacy of dose but Abilify (aripiprazole) usually begins to work in the first 1-3 weeks followed by continued improvement in responders. The prescriber should monitor your response and side effects to determine dose increases and adequacy of response if any. If no response, or if not tolerated, then prescriber may consider an alternate medication. ...Read more

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I'm taking abilify (aripiprazole). What diagnosis should I expect?

Wide range: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used in treating a wide variety of disorders and it has numerous fda indications. It is a treatment for psychosis (schizophrenia), a mood stabilizer (bipolar) and also a good augmenting agent for depression. ...Read more