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Switching From Zyprexa To Abilify
Self?: Please try not to change to another medication by yourself. They are two different molecules. If you are seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist, inform them if you are having side effects with one or the other and let them prescribed a better suited medication for your situation. ...Read more
Can switching from Zyrpexa to Zyprexa (olanzapine) Zydis lead to losing weight gained on normal Zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Highly unlikely: The mechanism of antipsychotic-induced weight gain appears to have no connection to formulation. It's not totally clear that it's even related to dose. They act in the brain to drive appetite and likely in the periphery to induce other negative metabolic effects (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, hormonal, etc). If Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right drug for you, use aggressive diet, activity, and meds to ...Read more
To switch from risperdal .025 mg to Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg can I stop ferst day of Risperdal and replace it with abilify (aripiprazole)?
Different ways: have been tried. There is no single right way to switch from one medication to another. The important thing to do is to talk to your psychiatrist. Did he/she ask you to do it in a particular way? If you received specific instructions, then you should follow it. If not, then go ahead and switch over like you described. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay adherent: Ok, well my advice is to remain adherent to your medications and follow the direction of your provider. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram): Under supervision, most likely u will tolerate the switch well. ...Read more
Medication change: Under medical supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?
That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Different disorders: These both are not drugs that you ought to manage w/out a doctor. It can be risky and that's what they are trained to do. Speak to your provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Does Abilify (aripiprazole) eliminate as Prozac eliminates because Prozac increases Abilify (aripiprazole) in the system? I trying to eliminate Abilify (aripiprazole) because it makes me restless
Possible: Generic drugs need to be within +/-20% of the bioavailability of the original drug. So theoretically, your new formulation could be providing you with 80% of active molecule of the old one, potentially leading to withdrawal symptoms. Discuss with your prescribing physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does geodon (ziprasidone) stop working once it is all out my system. Will zyprexa fill in the void? Can i switch from geodon (ziprasidone) to zyprexa? What if geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal?
Yes, (1,2,3): Geodon (ziprasidone) and zyprexa are both antipsychotic medications and basically work the same way. There are differences in side effect profile. The switch from one to the other usually is to avoid the side effects . The answer is , yes, to the first 2 questions. No, there is no withdrawal from geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more
If taking an ssri for depression and latuda (lurasidone) for bipolar depression would not latuda (lurasidone) lessen the serotonin from the ssri making it less effective?
Not necessarily: Sometimes- ( not always ) both meds are needed in Bipolar Depression. THe SSRI could address the serious depressive component and the Latuda (lurasidone) might address the anxiety or even psychotic elements which can be present in both phases of bipolar. Sometimes a mood stabilizer is also needed. Obviously the patient and the psychiatrist have to work together to figure out the best treatment plan. ...Read more
What is proper increments to wean from 6 mg of risperdal while Latuda (lurasidone) starting dose of 40 mg to lessen psychotic withdrawal,dx bipolar 1w/psychosis?
Switch over caution: There is more than one way to switch over from an antipsychotic mood stabilizer to a new one. All depends on how well the new one starts to work on your symptoms, if it is tolerated, or if produces any side effects. Also, it is important to consider for how long you have been in the previous one, to make sure there is no risk of return of symptoms in a short period of time. ...Read more
Is lamictal more like geodon (ziprasidone) or seroquel? I want to switch over to lamictal for schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia
Not like either: Lamictal is an anti-seizure medication that is approved as a mood stabililizer. In general it works better for depression than for mania, ie, "from the bottom up." it is in a completely different group of drugs than seroquel or geodon (ziprasidone). If it works well for you, it can be a great choice to be on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal cause someone to experience akathisia, restlessness, and anxiety? What is the solution to geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal. I am back on zyprex
Geodon (ziprasidone): At high enough dose, both Geodon (ziprasidone) and zyprexa can cause akathisia -- which is a sensation of inner restlessness and sometimes anxiety. These symptoms would not be "geodon withdrawal." please speak with your psychiatrist about what you're experiencing so that it can be addressed personally. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) caused severe sleepiness, dr switched me to sertraline which is better than prozac, (fluoxetine) but some sleepiness, how to tolerate?With best regards.
Zoloft (sertraline): Suggest taking with dinner on full stomach if ok with your prescribing doc. ...Read more
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