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How Much Abilify Will Kill You
How long does an overdose on abilify (aripiprazole) take to kill you? I have a friend who takes it and I've noticed him getting worse.
Suicide thoughts?: Are you asking this in order to prepare a lethal cocktail for yourself? If you are having imminent thoughts of suicide, please be evaluated immediately at your nearest emergency room. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for help from emergency services. There is always hope but sometimes one needs help to find it. ...Read more
Can psychosis kill you? I'm seeing lots of things out of the corner of my eyes and I'm freaking a bit. I am taking Adderall, Paxil and Abilify (aripiprazole).
Get an eye exam: I'm not sure what you mean by things. If they are visual hallucinations they could be related to psychosis. However, if it's flashes and floaters you need to have an exam by an ophthalmologist to make sure your retina is OK. If it's occurring in both eyes it may be ocular migraine. Start with the eye exam. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed Wellbutrin and Abilify (aripiprazole) for Adhd. Is this a good combo? He told me that stimulants kill people so he doesn't want to use them.
Not usual treatment:
This is not the usual treatment for ADHD
Sweeping generalizations are dangerous themselves.
It is possible that you misunderstood the doctor and he was trying to get you to take the medication for another condition. Clarify with your doctor and consider getting a second opinion. ...Read more
OCD and abilify (aripiprazole): That is a question that needs to be answered by the doctor who is prescribing it. Best to discuss with that person, or get a consultation with a psychiatrist to determine if you are on the right medication, and what the appropriate dosage is. ...Read more
Hard to tell:
OCD is a chronic but very treatable illness consisting of obsessions or compulsions. CBT and SSRI medications are the treatment of choice.
Aripiprazole (Abilify) is a second-generation antipsychotic that modulates serotonin and dopamine.
Ask your physician why he has added aripiprazole to your regimen.
Wish you the best. ...Read more
Hard to say: Not a first-line treatment for ocd, but sometimes prescribed off-label (along with an ssri). You will have to weigh risks and benefits-- potential adverse effects (e.g., metabolic) vs. How much it helps ; how much distress/impairment your ocd symptoms cause. With good psychotherapy ("exposure and response prevention" is the treatment of choice), you may find you need less medication, or none. ...Read more
Yes relatively: Abilify (aripiprazole) was approved in 2002. Fda indications include: schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder; an adjunct for the treatment of major depressive disorder; to treat irritability in children with autism. It is a Dopamine receptor partial agonist, which makes it unique compared to prior medications (even relatively new ones) for schizophrenia. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Elderly/ dementia: According to the manufacturer: “elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including abilify, (aripiprazole) are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. Abilify (aripiprazole) is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis” see site below. ...Read more
Alcohol and Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects
drinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure (when sitting or standing up). You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking abilify (aripiprazole). You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past. ...Read more
Aripiprazole, Sugar: Aripiprazole is a second-generation antipsychotic that is also approved for bipolar disorder and as an adjunctive medication for major depression. Side effects can include increased blood sugar, increased risk of developing diabetes, increased cholesterol and weight gain. All of these parameters must be carefully monitored for a patient on this medication. Not all patients develop side effects. ...Read more
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