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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes and no

Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect).
Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan.

In brief: Yes and no

Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect).
Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Alcohol, abilify (aripiprazole)

Yes, either one, more so if take both.

In brief: Alcohol, abilify (aripiprazole)

Yes, either one, more so if take both.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Abilify (aripiprazole) itself can lower seizure threshhold in people with predisposition to seizures, although it rarely causes them by itself in usual doses.
Alcohol should not be taken with any psychiatric drug, other than the very occasional drink (glass of wine at a wedding or dinner party). Alcohol can also cause seizures in predisposed people, and those drinking regularly can get seizures if they stop.

In brief: Yes

Abilify (aripiprazole) itself can lower seizure threshhold in people with predisposition to seizures, although it rarely causes them by itself in usual doses.
Alcohol should not be taken with any psychiatric drug, other than the very occasional drink (glass of wine at a wedding or dinner party). Alcohol can also cause seizures in predisposed people, and those drinking regularly can get seizures if they stop.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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