Zyprexa caused weight gain. Now that I am stopped and switched to Abilify (aripiprazole) my belly is out. Is this from Abilify (aripiprazole) or what?

See below. Abilify (aripiprazole) is far less likely to cause carbohydrate cravings than zyprexa. That said, cravings or trouble controlling food intake occur regardless of medications in many people.

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Will Abilify cause weight loss or weight gain? I experienced weight loss on geodon (ziprasidone) but not prescribed it anymore. Experienced weight gain on zyprexa

Abilify (aripiprazole) Among antipsychotics, Abilify (aripiprazole) is considered more weight neutral. On any of these medications, it's important to be mindful of healthy nutrition and consistent exercise.

I have been on seroquel geodon (ziprasidone) Abilify I could diet on geodon (ziprasidone) lose weight now on zyprexa are there non weight gain psychotics? Abilify didnt sedate me

No. They all can cause weight gain--: (Wellbutrin (bupropion) is less likely to cause wt gain-----how ever you sound like you need heaver meds---sorry.
Not that many. Seroquel, (quetiapine) ability, and also risperdol and haloperidol all cause weight gain. This varies with the individual and if one of them didn't cause weight gain before it probably won't now.
A matter of degree. The newest agents in the antipsychotic class such as Vraylar, Saphris and Latuda are known for being closer to weight-neutral, though some amount of weight gain (a few pounds) is still observed in clinical trials even with these drugs.

Is abilify associated with as much weight gain as zyprexa and Seroquel. And if so is it dose related?

Weight gain. Zyprexa can be related to marked weight gain. Abilify not so much. Seroquel is sometimes selected when weight gain is a concern. I wasn't able to locate good studies about dose relationship. However, some people do gain weight on even small doses. Water gain and carbohydrate craving may be some reasons. With my patient's, decreasing dose has been helpful in this matter.
Wt gain. Each of these atypical antipsychotics are associated with cholesterol problems and weight gain. According to studies of populations of individuals, Zyprexa is associated with the most weight gain of the three, Seroquel is in the middle and Abilify is the least. Each person is different. I've certainly seen significant (20 lbs+) weight gain from each of these agents.