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My daughter 8 years old was put on Abilify (aripiprazole) she takes 4 mg at night i took her off not working i gave today again after bad temperwill she b ok?

My daughter 8 years old was put on Abilify (aripiprazole) she takes 4 mg at night i took her off not working i gave today again after bad temperwill she b ok?

Abilify (aripiprazole): If dose was same as prescribed, & she is calm, she is ok. Please call her prescribing doctor & inform. ...Read more

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What is a substitute med for Abilify (aripiprazole). I can not afford it or genetic as I no longer can get samples? I take 1/2 of 5 mg night

What is a substitute med for Abilify (aripiprazole). I can not afford it or genetic as I no longer can get samples? I take 1/2 of 5 mg night

Aripiprazole: See: http://www.drugs.com/price-guide/abilify There is reportedly a generic form but if you can not use that - don't know what to tell you. ...Read more

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Could I take my 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and 5 mg of aripiprazole at night instead of in the morning due to feeling really drowsy?

Could I take my 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and  5 mg of aripiprazole  at  night instead of in the morning due to feeling really drowsy?

Timing of medication: It's fine to take those medications at night if you feel they are making you sleepy. The important thing is to try to develop a schedule of taking them around the same time every day, whether it's morning or night. It might be the aripiprazole that is making you sleepy rather than the prozac; you might want to try that medication at bedtime first and leave the prozac in the morning as a trial. ...Read more

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Is it not a good idea to take zyprexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) together? Trying to decide if Abilify (aripiprazole) is better for me. Took it in the afternoon, zyprexa last night

Is it not a good idea to take zyprexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) together? Trying to decide if Abilify (aripiprazole) is better for me. Took it in the afternoon, zyprexa last night

2 Antipsychotics: Why are you taking 2 antipsychotics at the same time? This sounds like unusual prescribing -- and i suggest consulting with a psychiatrist for diagnosis and also appropriate treatment. If this is your psychiatrist prescribing 2 antipsychotics, please make sure s/he is not cross-tapering off of one with the intent of changing to the other. Taking both would be for a very brief time only. ...Read more

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Is Abilify (aripiprazole) safe to take?

Is Abilify (aripiprazole) safe to take?

Side effects: All medications have potential side effects. Some of those that can occur with ability include akathesia (ants in your pants sensation), weight gain, increased fats in blood, increased blood sugar. There is a theoretic risk for neuroleptic malignant syndrome and tardive dyskinesia. It is a medication that many of my patients use with good results. Take care. ...Read more

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Who should not take Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Who should not take Abilify (aripiprazole)?

Allergy: Someone who is allergic, has had a previous negative reaction or side effect. Also anyone who does not have a condition for which it is indicated. ...Read more

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Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself?

Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) by itself?

Possibly: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, as an adunjunct 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 or borderline personality disorder. ...Read more

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