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Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism farshad

Posted by SLS on February 6, 2018, at 1:28:18

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 21:20:10

> > > hey I wanna try abilify because if its dopamine effects. What dose should I take to get the most dopamine agonism and least dopamine antagonism and other stuff? Im mainly trying to increase my dopamine. Would I need to take a low dose like 5mg or 10mg?
> >
> > If it helps at all:
> >
> > Depression = 2-5 mg/day
> > Mania = 10-20 mg/day
> > Schizophrenia 20-30 mg/day

> where did you get this from?

Medical literature, consultation with physicians, and observation of others.

It is a reasonable guideline, but that's all it is. Some people with depression might need more than 5 mg/day.

I found this on Pubmed/Medline:

If you want to take the lowest effective dosage of Abilify, start low and titrate upwards if necessary. If you are not psychotic (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar mania), why not start with 2-5 mg/day? You should know within a week if a particular dosage is effective. I don't know whether or not akathisia is dosage-dependent. You might need to take this into consideration when choosing a starting dosage.

Good luck.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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