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What are effects of going off Abilify (aripiprazole) for biopolar imediately? Does cause anxiety, moodswings, depression? Is dangeroous just stop?

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Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mood stabilizers

Abrupt discontinuation of Abilify (aripiprazole) and similar medications is not advisable.
If you have reason to discontinue, please seek the supervision of your healcare professional for more tolerable alternatives while tapering to discontinue abilify (aripiprazole).

In brief: Mood stabilizers

Abrupt discontinuation of Abilify (aripiprazole) and similar medications is not advisable.
If you have reason to discontinue, please seek the supervision of your healcare professional for more tolerable alternatives while tapering to discontinue abilify (aripiprazole).
Dr. Beatrice Onygadoor
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
A gradual taper, overseen by your Doctor, is advised. Abrupt self-discontinuation of these type of medications is never advised.
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry

In brief: Bad Idea

If you are having problems with abilify, (aripiprazole) tell your doctor and plan a safe taper off the medication and replace it with something else.
It is dangerous to just stop it because it could cause all those things you asked about. It makes you much more vulnerable to depression or mania, particularly if stopped abruptly. See your doctor. They should work with you. If yours doesn't, find someone else.

In brief: Bad Idea

If you are having problems with abilify, (aripiprazole) tell your doctor and plan a safe taper off the medication and replace it with something else.
It is dangerous to just stop it because it could cause all those things you asked about. It makes you much more vulnerable to depression or mania, particularly if stopped abruptly. See your doctor. They should work with you. If yours doesn't, find someone else.
Dr. James Fox
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