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My psychiatrist believes abilify (aripiprazole) has been causing my acute panic attacks and is taking me off them. If abilify (aripiprazole) is causing the panic, why is it?

Side effects. The chemistry of psychopharmaceuticals is so complicated and the balances needed in our bodies to maintain good function so unique and potentially delicate that no one can fully explain it. It just can change things in ways that can result in this experience. Work w/ the Dr to find an alternative - include therapy to reduce need for the drugs. Read more...
Abilify (aripiprazole) uses, effect. Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar I disorder. It can cause Anxiety, Restlessness, and Agitation. Acute panic attack is not a common side effect of Abilify (aripiprazole). Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis of: •Schizophrenia •Bipolar I disorder •Panic Disorder •Anxiety •Benefits and Side effect of Abilify (aripiprazole) Then discuss •Other reasons for panic •Other Medications •Therapy for stress in life. Read more...

I am taking 50mg vyvanse for anxiety/adult adhd. 5 mg abilify (aripiprazole) was added to control panic attacks. How do they work together /possible side effects?

Can Be OK Together. There are no real concerns about using these two medicines together. However, Abilify (aripiprazole) can sometimes cause drowsiness, which could affect your focus/concentration. Also, keep in mind that Vyvanse can sometimes cause increased anxiety. If you are needing additional treatment for anxiety/panic, you would want to talk with your provider about whether Vyvanse is adding to the anxiety. Read more...

How does Abilify (aripiprazole) decrease symptoms of psychosis?

Stablizing Dopamine. In theory, psychosis is caused by excess Dopamine activity in certain key brain areas. Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) a partial agonist at d2 receptors, might work to treat psychotic symptoms by blocking Dopamine when and where there is too much, and increasing Dopamine when and where there is too little. In addition to this unique mechanism, Abilify (aripiprazole) also has strong activity on the neurotransmitter serotonin. Read more...
Same as other meds. Dopamine d2 receptor blockade in the mesolimbic systems as well as 5ht2a and alpha-1 blockade according to dr herbert meltzer, probably the world's foremost psychiatrist and researcher into the mechanism of actions of such drugs.( see www.Acnp.Org for a pdf file of one of his excellent papers entitled " the mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotic drugs." ) all you ever wanted to know, plus. Read more...

What can happen if I quit abilify (aripiprazole) 10mg and zoloft 100mg cold turkey for the 4 time? Can I get a new psychosis until I start taking pills again?

Bad idea. You wil get discontinuaton (withdrawal) symtoms and probably the return of the symptoms that the medicines are treating. Yes you can get a return of the old syndrome was was helped by the nedicines. Read more...
Psychosis. Only diagnosis listed is autism -so don't know what other conditions are being treated. Depending on diagnosis, being off needed psychotropic medications might increase risk for recurrence of psychosis. Take care. Read more...