Aripiprazole is a type of antipsychotic drug that helps treat mood disorders and depression by balancing the neurotransmitters in the brain. It treats mood disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, annoyance caused by autism, and Tourette's syndrome. Nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, dizziness, constipation, headache, drooling, fatigue, insomnia, blurry vision, etc., are the side effects.
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How to handle a schizoaffective disorder patient?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 37 years old. He is suffering from schizophrenia or schizoaffective (confusion) disorder for the last three and a half years. The symptoms are auditory hallucination, delusion, aggression, speaking to himself, grandiosity, and racing thoughts. Initially, for one and a half y... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understood your concern about the poor response of your brother to the current antipsychotics. First of all, I feel Aripiprazole will make the best choice as he is also having hypertension and gallbladder issues. Almost all the ... Read Full »
Why do I suffer from numbness and itching in my hands?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrita... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Take Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning... Read Full »
How is delusional jealousy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is suffering from a delusion of jealousy for the last three years. What is the treatment for it? The main problem is that my dad has no insight of his problem. How much time will it take to recover? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment is antipsychotic medicines like Olanzapine, Aripiprazole, etc., followed by insight oriented psychotherapy after remission. But, please ensure that there are no other symptoms like delusions of persecution or control, hearing voices, sleep and ap... Read Full »
How can I cure schizophrenia without drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. I have been taking it for 2 to 3 years. I was wondering if there is an alternate route to treatment? Or if there is another solution for a possible cure? I do not want to deal with ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Yes, Olanzapine is available in injectable form. If Olanzapine is causing some effects then it can be changed to other antipsychotic like Aripiprazole, Risperidone or Ziprasidone. You need to take medicines or injectables to keep sym... Read Full »
Will lower dose of Abilify ease my dizziness and sleepy feel?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Solian 50 mg and Lorans 1 mg daily for mild schizophrenic thoughts and anxiety. It has been stable for a few years until my period stops because of Solian. My doctor prescribed Abilify 5 mg a few days ago to replace Solian, so my period can be normal again. But I f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You should take tablet Abilify 5 mg at night and try to stop the tablet Lorans 1 mg. Tablet Loran (Lorazepam) is sedative and anti-anxiety. It is more responsible for sedation rather than the only tablet Abilify. You should try to tak... Read Full »
Can I get tremors from drugs like Abilify and Cymbalta?
Query: Hi doctor, I have schizoaffective disorder. I take Abilify and Cymbalta. But most of the time my hands shake badly. Do you think it could be due to Abilify and Cymbalta or it could be more related to my disease? Does Abilify cause tremors as a side effect? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you had these tremors? Is it present all the time? Did you develop these tremors only after starting medication or did you have some form of shaking even before medication? Both Abilify (Aripiprazole) and Cymbalta (Duloxetine) are known to be associate... Read Full »
I feel tired and anxious after taking Abilify. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. ... Read Full »
How is the efficacy of Vraylar for negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old. I have no allergies to medications. I am schizophrenic. I take Abilify 20 mg and Solotik 200 mg. But, I suffer from negative symptoms (amotivation, alogia, etc.). I heard about a new drug Vraylar (Cariprazine). I would like to know from a specialist about the effic... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Vraylar (Cariprazine) is a new drug which was approved for use last year. It was found to be effective in negative symptoms of schizophrenia. However, only a few studies are available for its comparison with Abilify (Aripiprazole). These studies indicate that... Read Full »
Can 2 mg Abilify help to get off 37.5 Effexor?
Query: Hello doctor, Can Abilify (2 mg) help me get off 37.5 mg Effexor? That is what my psychiatrist prescribed. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking a minimum dose of Effexor on alternate days, and it is relatively easier to get off from this dose. But you are not able to get off from the drug. Abilify is Aripiprazole and is an antipsychotic drug. In a low dose, the drug might help to ease withdrawal... Read Full »
Do I need to continue Arpizol and Pacitane for schizophrenia?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia before 7 years. I used to take Sulpitac early in the treatment and then I was prescribed Nexipride for a year. For the last three years, I am taking Arpizol 10 mg and Pacitane 2 mg. My age is 30 now and I want to get out of schizophrenia as soon as possi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Schizophrenia is a chronic neuropsychiatric illness with changes in behavior, thought, perception and a lot of other psychiatric symptoms. Sulpitac (Amisulpride), Nexipride (Levosulpiride) and Arpizol (Aripiprazole) are antipsychotic dru... Read Full »