Under Supervision. Dr ali has provided specifics. This should only be done under medical supervision. It is important that this be discussed & coordinated with your prescribing physician.
Trilafon to Abilify (aripiprazole) Depending on how long you've been on trilafon (perphenazine). Usual switching from 1 antipsychotic to another can be done over 2 weeks, by tapering the 1st. Antipsychotic by 1/2 daily dose while introducing 1/3 daily dose of the other antipsychotic. Do that for a week, then use 1/2 of 1st. & full daily dose of 2nd. For another week, after that stop the 1st.
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.
To switch from risperdal. 025 mg to Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg can I stop ferst day of Risperdal and replace it with abilify (aripiprazole)?
Treatment. If Risperidone was not efficacious (not working) there is little to loose with an abrupt discontinuation If Risperidone was efficacious (was working) but is being discontinued for other reasons then there is a potential for loss of benefit if it is discontinued prior to Aripiprazole providing benefit. There is no established discontinuation syndrome for risperidone.
YES. You shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms from that dosage of Risperdal.
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.
If im taking risprdal 0.25mg I want to switch to abilify (aripiprazole) can I take abilify (aripiprazole) 7 days while I'm taking risprdal then I stop?
Talk to your doctor. The best advice I can offer is that you work with your doctor while switching from one medication to another. There are potential risks involved for which your doctor will need to monitor you. Your doctor who knows you can provide you with a plan for making the switch. Best wishes!
Aripiprazole was treating my hyper sex drive excellently for years. Then I switched to another brand of it and it stopped working! Can a brand matter this much or what could be the explanation? (I am 10000% sure it's not psychological).
Discuss w/prescriber. It's not likely that the 'brand' would matter, but talk to the Dr about your experience. That drug often lowers libido but not always and not necessarily forever. For many patients with different reasons for taking it, it's an unwanted side effect and they are happy when it stops. There might be a drug w/ primary target of lowering drive (not just a side effect.) Ask the Dr - Best!
Zyprexa (olanzapine) Zyprexa causes noticeable weight gain, less likely with abilify (aripiprazole).
I stopped taking my medications over a month ago and have had no relapse, withdrawals, or any symptoms. How long until I can switch medications? I was previously on abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, and straterra.
Self-manger. Reach out and talk with your prescribing doc! While it depends on how much meds, how long and your body's metabolism and fat stores, most psychotropic medicines are used/disposed by the body in a few weeks. As a rule, self managing medications is not a good idea. If your meds aren't working let your prescribing doctor know before you make changes, especially around stopping & starting meds.
It depends. If you stopped taking your medications a month ago, I hope this was a mutual decision between you and your physician. I don't know what conditions you were being treated for, since these medicines could be used in different ways. Conditions do not have to relapse immediately for you to be in danger of that possibility. Your doctor is the best person to answer your question.
Zoloft 50mg and risperdal. 0.25mg I wana switch to Abilify (aripiprazole) 2mg haw can I eazy switch?
Internet Medicine. One does not get psychiatric medication advice on the internet. This question is a very good one but it is for your physician who is managing your medications and illnesses.
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.