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

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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For what length of time do the side efffects of Abilify (aripiprazole) last?

For what length of time do the side efffects of Abilify (aripiprazole) last?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on dose, how long u been on it, if taken with other medications or if dose increased recently. Best to consult the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more

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I'm taking 15 mg Aripiprazole as prescribed. I don't feel anything. How do I know I need it? What's the possible long-term side effects?

I'm taking 15 mg Aripiprazole as prescribed. I don't feel anything. How do I know I need it? What's the possible long-term side effects?

It depends upon: Why you’re prescribed it. Aripiprazole is used for certain mood disorders, psychosis, etc, and how long you’ve been taking it. The changes may be subtle over time. Long term effects may include movement disorders (EPS/TD), changes in blood chemistry/glucose, etc, and others. Please discuss these issues with your prescriber. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

Aripiprazole (Abilif: I understand your concern. Aripiprazole (Abilify) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depression). Aripiprazole 2.5mg a day is a small dose for these diagnoses. See Psychiatrist to discuss Diagnosis; need of Aripiprazole at this time, its benefits and side effects, and decreasing the dose. Have Therapy for stresses in your life and to develop coping skills. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

What are the side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Side effects: Extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness, rigidity, "non-fluid" body movements, involuntary movements or tics, and weight gain. Rarely it can affect blood sugar, cause a rash, and promote heart rhythm problems. Some suggest that any new physical or emotional problem that begins after the onset of taking a new medicine should be assumed to be due to that medicine unless proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from abilify (aripiprazole)?

What are the side effects from abilify (aripiprazole)?

Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: may include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, akathesia, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are there any major side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Are there any major side-effects of abilify (aripiprazole)?

There can be.: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, seizures, mania, delirium, & allergic rxn. Other possible side effects include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, or low blood pressure. ...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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At what rate do side effects start after taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

At what rate do side effects start after taking abilify (aripiprazole)?

Many may start: Immediately, others more gradually. Starting with lower doses and gradually increasing dose is less likely to cause side effects and more likely to help ease into the taking of the medication. Consult your prescriber if side effects are intolerable. ...Read more

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Do you know if Abilify (aripiprazole) is better regarding side effects than lithium?

It depends: I know that is almost always my answer regarding medication side effects, but the fact is that every person is different. Both lithium and ability have reported side effects. It is impossible to say which will be better for you. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects present when using Abilify (aripiprazole) at high doses?

What are the most common side effects present when using Abilify (aripiprazole) at high doses?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Side effects at high doses may include drowsiness to somnolence; restlessness (akathisia); tremor (parkinsonism); jerky movements (eps); constipation, nausea, vomiting; headache; insomnia; blurred vision, etc. Cardiac arrhythmias can occur too. http://tinyurl.com/yedvch. ...Read more

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What are the names of alternatives to abilify (aripiprazole)? Ide like to research some. I am having serious side effects from taking it.

What are the names of alternatives to abilify (aripiprazole)? Ide like to research some. I am having serious side effects from taking it.

Many alternatives: Abilify (aripiprazole) is classified as a 2nd generation antipsychotic. Included in this group are drugs like seriquel, rispderal, zyprexa, etc. Though they are in the same group, their side effect profile does vary somewhat. Talk to your physician about the problems with Abilify (aripiprazole) and see if an alternative is the answer. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been taking Abilify for a year, and I recently stopped taking it for 3 weeks and got back on it today. Should I expect side effects?

Less likely: It depends on how high the dose is and what side effects you had the first time you started it. If the dose is around 2-5 mg, I think side effects are less likely this time around. ...Read more

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Side effect of stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) cold turkey?

Side effect of stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) cold turkey?

Depends upon illness: If it is being used to treat depression, you could go right back into it the very next day. If it is for psychosis, you might eventually rek\lapse, same with bipolar disorder. These medications should generally be tapered and never stopped without a discussion with your treatment provider. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of abilify (aripiprazole)....And is it possible to quit cold turkey? Thx

What are the side effects of abilify (aripiprazole)....And is it possible to quit cold turkey? Thx

Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: Side effects varies from person to person, from none even at high dose to muscle stiffness, restlessness. Or permanent (quite rare) stiffness of muscles from tongue to body muscles. Never take own decision to change the dose of any medication. Meds for blood pressure + heart + brain must never be stopped suddenly. If cannot reach the doc, talk to any pharmacist. Be smart, not hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Getting Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects two days after i stopped? Can this happen? I have akathisia

Getting Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects two days after i stopped? Can this happen? I have akathisia

Yes it can happen: Abilify (aripiprazole) has a long elimination half-life: 75 hours for Aripiprazole and 94 hours for dehydro-aripirazole (metabolite), respectively. Since it takes 5 half lives for a medication to be mostly eliminated from your system, you will definitely still have Abilify (aripiprazole) in you for much longer than 2 days after your last dose. More like 375 - 470 hours, or 15 - 19 days. Talk with your doctor, please. ...Read more