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

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.
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.

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Can I have small seizures from taking 10 mg Abilify (aripiprazole) If I Only Had Abcence As A kid? When I took Abilify (aripiprazole) I had leftbody numb few secs at nights somtime

Medicine effects? Sometimes medicines can increase the chances that a seizure would return. It's true that temporary symptoms like these new ones could be a seizure. Many people with absence seizures as children do not have them as adults though. Perhaps what you feel is a little side effect? It does not seem likely the medicine is causing seizures in this case. Abilify (aripiprazole) tends not to cause seizures to return. Read more...

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

Yes. Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause low white blood cell count and sezures. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can mimic seizures, can happen, associated with muscle rigidity, fever and shaking. You should taper it off slowly as directed by your physician, preferably a psychiatrist. After it is weaned off, you should discuss the alternative management of the condition for which Abilify (aripiprazole) was initiated. Read more...
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...

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...

Can I mix alcohol with abilify (aripiprazole)?

I wouldn't. Alcohol and Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects drinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure (when sitting or standing up). You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking abilify (aripiprazole). You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past. Read more...

Does the atypical anti-psychotic medication, abilify, increase the risks of seizures occuring in young adults? I'm concerned that the current medication I'm taking, abilify, may be inducing my seizures that I'm having, but when I asked the primary doctor,

Abilify (aripiprazole) . Abilify is a brand name for the drug aripiprazole. Aripiprazole is part of a family (or class) of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. These drugs are used to help people with a variety of conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar i disorder. The package insert for Abilify indicates that it is to be "used with caution in patients with a history of seizures...." seizures are not among the common adverse effects of the medication. However, a drug of the same class, clozapine, was found to increase risk of seizures. A small number of case reports have been published that describe seizures in patients taking aripiprazole. Read more...
Combinations. One of the more uncommon slide effect does include seizures. It should be used with caution if you already have seizures since it lowers the seizure threshold (makes it easier to have a seizure). I would ask a neurologist if taking Abilify (aripiprazole) is the safe or not for you. Read more...