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Need to wean off of Risperdal and replace with Abilify (aripiprazole). Should I take both at the same time while reducing Risperdal?

Need to wean off of Risperdal and replace with Abilify (aripiprazole).  Should I take both at the same time while reducing Risperdal?

Yes: I recommend a two week cross taper where you take 1/2 of your Risperdal for one week and then take 1/2 every other day for one week then stop. In the meantime, continue to take your full abilify (aripiprazole) dose. You may have some break thru symptoms and should be monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Hi there Doc . How long would it take to wean off 1mg abilify (aripiprazole) and how would this be done . Have you had any patients successfully come off abilify (aripiprazole).Tha?

It depends: Upon why you’re taking it, and why you need to wean off of it. Tapering off 1 MG abilify (aripiprazole) should not pose a problem, provided there is an alternative medication that can take its place that will control your symptoms if needed, and with minimal side effects. Please discuss with your prescriber. Good luck! ...Read more

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The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: It can cause seizures in less than 1% of people taking it. Lowered white blood cell count has also been reported but even more rarely. If you slowly taper it under the supervision of your md, there should be little problem. Of course recurrence of the symptoms for which you are taking it could occur. Also, since it affects serotonin symptoms of serotonin discontinuation could occur - even later. ...Read more

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Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

New Psychiatrist: Sounds like you have had a difficult time recently. And that you don't have a good therapeutic relationship with your psychiatrist if you are seeking help in managing your own medications here. Change psychiatrists and find one that you can work with. Your situation seems more complicated than simply how to stop a medication. ...Read more

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I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

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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What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

ARIPAPRAZOLE OVERDOS: Oral Aripiprazole overdosage causes vomiting, somnolence, and tremor, acidosis, aggression, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, coma, confusional state, convulsion, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, depressed level of consciousness, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypotension, lethargy, loss of consciousness, qt prolongation, pneumonia aspiration, respiratory arrest, status epilepticu, tachycardia. ...Read more

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What could happen if i quit taking Abilify (aripiprazole) and lamictal suddenly?

What could happen if i quit taking Abilify (aripiprazole) and lamictal suddenly?

You could become: Ill. Please don't stop your medications cold turkey. Discuss with your psychiatrist. ...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

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I was wondering what would happen if i quit taking Abilify (aripiprazole) and lamictal for personal reasons?

I was wondering what would happen if i quit taking Abilify (aripiprazole) and lamictal for personal reasons?

Depends: It depends on why you are taking it. If you are taking it to prevent manic episodes you are at risk for a manic episode (followed by a crash-depression) very risky business. The greates risk of suicide occurs when peole go from mania or hypomania to depression. I'd discuss this with your caregivers before doing it. Make sense? ...Read more

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I have just taken 7, 5ml abilify, (aripiprazole) what will happen?

I have just taken 7, 5ml abilify, (aripiprazole) what will happen?

If this is an: Overdose (i am assuming it is) please go to the nearest emergency room. Either have a friend or family drive you or if need be call 911 for transportation. Clearly something is very wrong if you are overdosing on medication. Help is available. Take care. ...Read more

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If i mix Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol together, what will happen?

If i mix Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol together, what will happen?

Nothing good.: The combination of alcohol and Abilify (aripiprazole) will increase your chances of side effects from abilify (aripiprazole). The severity of the side effects is also increased. Need to relax? Try a massage. It's healthier than alcohol and you can drive after engaging in it! ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Possible: All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely. It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Indirectly, by stabilizing moods.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Probably not: Abilify (aripiprazole) has the rare side effect of impotence in clinical trials. There is no evidence based medicine to confirm boosting libido. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Possibly, but rare: So far the fda has received only 16 case reports of this.All had been on Risperdal for 2-5 years and the largest group was being treated for autism. It is hard to use these reports to infer cause and effect, but it is possible. ...Read more

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When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and irritability, and as an augmenting medication alongside antidepressants that have only been partially effective. It can also be used in the treatment of thought disorders. ...Read more

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