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What are effects of going off Abilify (aripiprazole) for biopolar imediately? Does cause anxiety, moodswings, depression? Is dangeroous just stop?

What    are effects of going off Abilify (aripiprazole) for biopolar imediately?  Does cause anxiety, moodswings, depression?  Is dangeroous just stop?

Mood stabilizers: Abrupt discontinuation of Abilify (aripiprazole) and similar medications is not advisable. If you have reason to discontinue, please seek the supervision of your healcare professional for more tolerable alternatives while tapering to discontinue abilify (aripiprazole). ...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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I was on 2mg of abilify (aripiprazole) and it helped for a few weeks and then stopped working does it make sensce to go up to five mg?

Check with doc: it is best for you to check with your doctor re. the dose adjustment. You'd not do it on your own unless instructed to increase the dose on your own. ...Read more

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Will the side effects from Abilify (aripiprazole) go away over time?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on the side-effects & the Abilify (aripiprazole) dosing. ...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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