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Long Term Effects Of Abilify
Positive Effects: Abilify is a second generation antipsychotic medication indicated for several mental conditions including, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. Long term effects include positive outcomes for person with these disorders. Abilify can also cause tardive dyskinesa, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, weight gain, type two diabetes, and elevation of one's triglycerides. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
How slow must one withdraw from Abilify in order to prevent long term side effects and withdrawal effects?
Best if you talk w/: Your prescribing dr should know your plan and provide advice and monitoring. But if you must do it yourseld - do it w/ great patience. Step down week by week 5 mg. This may even be too fast, so if you notice problems, slow it more for a week. It is advised that you do not decide to use Abilify again in the future - so be pretty sure about this. http://waysandhow.com/how-to-stop-taking-abilify. ...Read more
Yes: Abilify mantana is available in 300 and 400 mg vials for once monthly gluteal in action. Serum levels with these injections are similar to serum levels for individuals on 10 to 20 mg daily of Abilify oral. So far in my experience the injection appears to be well tolerated and effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are my chances of becoming more social and confident by taking Bupropion with Abilify? How long to see the effects?
Indirect: Certainly thse medicines were not designed to increase one's social skills and confidence. They are effective more often than placebo for the treatment of depression, and in the case of Abilify, also for bipolar disorder and some thought disorders. Psychotherapy is often helpful in working on more longstanding issues such as confidence and social anxiety. Good luck ...Read more
I'm considering augmenting EffexorXR (225mg) w/ Abilify. I have breakthrough/relapsing depression. How long does it take to experience effects?
Abilify augmentation: I have seen some patients respond within 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read more
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