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Re: Does anyone still take aripiprazole (Abilify)? SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on April 8, 2023, at 10:24:12

In reply to Does anyone still take aripiprazole (Abilify)?, posted by SLS on April 2, 2023, at 23:55:06

> Hi.


> I haven't heard anyone mention Abilify (aripiprazole) in a long time. Is anyone currently taking it?

Not me.

> If you are, what benefits do you receive from it? How long have you been taking it?
> If you started taking Abilify, but subsequently discontinued it, what were your reasons for doing so?

Lack of efficacy and adverse effects.

> If you have taken Abilify with an inadequate improvement in depression, did you go on to benefit from Rexulti (brexpriprazole) or Vraylar (cariprazine)?

I haven't tried brexpiprazole, but cariprazine was better than aripiprazole. I noticed no side effects from it, and it was slightly energising. I took up to 3 mg, but 3 mg was not better than 1.5 mg. I discontinued it because I wanted to try something else and I wanted to appease the doctor who felt more comfortable with fewer medications.

My adverse effects from Abilify were (eye) accommodation disorder and hypersalivation. I think I was taking 20 mg.





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