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

Posted by SLS on April 8, 2023, at 11:53:51

In reply to Re: Does anyone still take aripiprazole (Abilify)? SLS, posted by undopaminergic on April 8, 2023, at 10:24:12

Thanks for the thorough description.

I said something to my doctor yesterday that I don't think is part of a psychopharmacologist's calculus in trying to evaluate their patient's response pattern. It's a very simple, but inescapable concept.

An individual can have opposite reactions to the same drug depending on the drug that preceded it. For me, it was Effexor. Effexor has always been a friend to me. It allows me to read every word in a sentence instead of being forced to quit or skim through paragraphs I experienced a 6-month response to a combination of Parnate + desipramne in 1987. Eventually, a nasty mania emerged. My doctor at the time had me discontinue the two medications. I relapsed into depression two months later. Parnate + desipramine never worked again, despite trying it multiple times at higher dosages. This doesn't appear to be a rare occurrence.


- Scott


> > Hi.
>
> Hi.
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> > I haven't heard anyone mention Abilify (aripiprazole) in a long time. Is anyone currently taking it?
> >
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> Not me.
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> My adverse effects from Abilify were (eye) accommodation disorder and hypersalivation. I think I was taking 20 mg.
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> -undopaminergic
>


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