Abilify and drug interactions

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Avatar f tn I take 24mg suboxone daily. Iam bi-polar and was prescribed pristiq and abilify, after i went on the suboxone, which i did not tell the doc i was on. I took my first dose of the meds, the abilify and pristiq, (which i had been on before) and got deathly ill, for about 6 hours, then i felt drugged until the next day. I have not tryed it again. Iam only on the suboxone, but i want to get off of it, it has changed my life for the better, in every way, except the cost.
574118 tn?1305138884 It's important to have mental health team including your GP, to assist you to remain stable and healthy. Abilify is supposed to be a great drug, but not the first to be offered as it's expensive and has more side effects. I'm on Serequal (anti-psychotic) and Lamactil, the 2 seem to be working well together, and NOT that expensive.
603543 tn?1255298050 Did you ask your pharmacist if abilify and ambien and any other meds you might be taking, including OTC meds, might be interacting to cause you to feel like this? Sometimes pharmacists know more about adverse drug interactions than dr's. Just a thought.
Avatar n tn Actually, a few months before my heart attack, I was taking abilify, which raised my cholesterol for the first time in my life and led to MI. Question: is it likely that the addition of Lamictal to my drug regimen in October has led to hypercholesterolemia in November?? I eat a healthy diet and exercise several times a week, primarily Zumba and yoga.
Avatar n tn Wonder why he didn't offer that as an alternative. As for the Abilify. I'm not Bi-polar either and I would not ever take Abilify unless I was. There are way to many other options avalible. Abilify is a good medication for those that need it, but it does have a considerably higher occurance of severe side effects than other treatments.
Avatar f tn I do know I had less of a problem with weight gain with Lamictal and that among the current generation of antipsychotics, Abilify, Fanapt and Saphris are the least likely to cause weight gain but each person responds differently to each medication. Ask your psychiatrist about available options.
2094297 tn?1345392693 One needs to consider which antidepressant may work best depending on your circumstances, what dosage to take, if it needs to be started at a lower dose and gradually increased, drug interactions, side effects, and more. If I were you, I would call the doctor tomorrow and be very assertive about getting seen ASAP, like tomorrow. They should respond to calls and, if they cannot, then they should have another doctor available to handle the calls. I copied what drugs.
Avatar m tn google "drug drug interaction" and you will find options for checking medication interactions....i use one of these sites regularly and some allow you to set up your own medication profiles. good luck!
Avatar m tn There are potential concerns about interactions between these two medications but the best thing to do is to discuss this with your psychiatrist or pharmacist. You could also go to the medication websites themselves and look under "drug interactions" and discuss that specific information with your psychiatrist. They would have a physician's only database where they would be able to find detailed information on this of course.
Avatar f tn I am currently researching for a drug that would lower GABA level and seem to have found imipramine and desipramine (its metabolite) to be GABA transaminase agonists according to an article by Cohen published in 2002 regarding their use for infantile autism. Are there any drugs that will by any mechanism of action decrease GABA? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I took the first dose the day of my appointment, and the next day I woke up thankfully without a migrain, but to my suprise without any backpain. I had researched the drug before taking it and didn't see anything about pain, so I went on the internet and finally found some information regarding Topamax being used for neuropathic pain, simularly to Neurontin. Well needless to say I'm thrilled.
675329 tn?1297291978 I have to point out that there is a very low risk of drug interactions, severe reactions are not the "norm" - as some posters have described. All meds have risks, acetominophen has risks so does Ibuprofen, but folks take those meds without a thought. I think it's important to be educated - but just because one person has a reaction, doesn't mean you will. You are on a comparably low dose of Seroquel, I'm on 100XR mgs noon, and 300XR mgs at bedtime.
585414 tn?1288944902 Actually the person I know who has ocd and bipolar with psychotic features now takes Abilify and Lamictal and it keeps the symptoms relatively in check. We just all had the concern of 3 antipsychotics being prescribed to you at once which clearly is not a good thing but you had said you were getting that updated to one antipsychotic which was Seroquel which at a working dose would be effective for psychosis and mood stabilization.
Avatar f tn My advice to you is to see your doctor as soon as possible and tell him/her about ALL your symptoms. There may be some drug interactions going on here that aren't good, but I do not have the knowledge to tell you anything for sure. PLEASE see your doctor and get to the bottom of these disturbing symptoms. Let us know what they say, OK?
Avatar f tn Tell your healthcare professional if you have a history of or are at risk for seizures, or are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, and about all prescription and non-prescription medicines you are taking or plan to take, since there are some risks for drug interactions.
647554 tn?1227120082 She decided the best way would be to take me of all medication and try to assess me drug free. She said for the last twenty odd years I'd had all sort of reviews and couldn't get a proper assessment on all my meds. So she stopped them last week and I had the worst night ever yesterday. I saw her today and she put me on Olanzapine which she wasn't happy with as didn't want me on anything. I told her I couldn't cope with another terrible night and that was it.
8520825 tn?1398515060 i also lost confidence in pdocs they know nothing, they sit with you a few minutes, diagnose you and make you try a certain drug (trial and error) it's the only branch in medicine with no blood tests or MRI etc...although they say psych illness is psychological i don't believe it it's a kind of imbalance somewhere it's mainly neurological but shrinks make a good living out of it. good luck.
Avatar m tn I used it with Ltryrosine and magnesium ,calcium.......
1438412 tn?1315511519 Be sure to explain WHY you are saying this. EXplain your symptoms, observations abut yourself and drug side effects. Present an intelligent argument. I am NOT endorsing this: I have tried many and just asked for Pristiq. Found it on a site listing depression/PTSD medications and it had more reviews than any other drug. I read all 257.
Avatar f tn There's a limit to how long companies can hold exclusive rights to a drug. Seroquel and Abilify are still brand only, but all the others I can think of have generics. We just tend to mention the brand names because in some cases they're easier to type, and they're more recognizable to people. As for weight gain with drugs, it only happens to some people, just like with birth control. Hormones can screw around with metabolism and hunger drives.
Avatar f tn It has been controlled at times but currently I'm in a deep depression. I'm on 20mg Celexa, 10mg Abilify, 50mg Elavil, and 200mg Lamictal. I feel like a zombie most of the time, like I'm lifeless, empty, dead inside. I'm having a hard time knowing if this is the depression or if I'm on too much medication. I feel so hopeless that I'm on this much medication and I'm still depressed.
Avatar f tn For the anxiety, buspirone might be a good choice, as it is not an SSRI, is safe for bipolar and unipolar, has few side effects, and few interactions. It doesn't work for everyone, but it can be great for lowering day to day anxiety levels. If you get panic attacks, they should consider giving you a benzo (like Xanax or Ativan) as a rescue medication.
Avatar f tn Hi, this is my first post and I appreciate you taking the time to read it. I'm glad I came across this forum. I will keep my question as short as possible. I need some advice on what you would do. I'm 29 and I've had anxiety since at least the age of 11. I did not seek help until I was 20 and this was from my primary care physician. He did as much as he could for me, but since this was not his specialty, he advised me to find a physiatrist.
Avatar m tn Its vital that BP's and all people with illnesses who take drugs long term educate themselves on their drugs and their side effects and interactions - I see a lot of people here and in support groups and forums who have little if any idea what the drug cocktails they take do to them and yet they keep taking - for some drugs taking a cold and flu tablet can affect how they work. Its vital to know all about the drugs you take anyway.
Avatar f tn In addition, some doctors use Tegretol to treat alcohol withdrawal, cocaine addiction, and emotional disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and abnormally aggressive behavior. The drug is also used to treat migraine headache and "restless legs." All of the symptoms you describe are consistent with the use of Tegretol especially in the early stages. As your body becomes acustomed to it, these side effects should dissipate.
606584 tn?1224853036 Trust is a key cornerstone to effective treatment and you have to be able to trust your doctors and to do that you need to educate yourself on the drugs you are taking and the side effects and interactions. And ILADVOCATE is right - if one drug works for me it might not work for you - you owe it to yourself to get the right treatment for you as we all do.
2076385 tn?1332624996 I wasn't too keen on going to the 'mental' hospital, but I was desperate. It was good because it kept me on a routine, gave me social interactions, and they taught us mini courses on things such as assertiveness and some cognitive behavioral work. It was all very low key. It was the best thing that could have happened. My grandfather died while I was taking the course, and if it wasn't for having something to go to each day I don't know if I would have coped as well as I did.
Avatar n tn A lot of them don't work (there's the small print about combining them with diet and exercise), and some of the ones that do can seriously interact with psych drugs (or other drugs). Heck, even the ones that don't work can have serious drug-drug interactions, and nasty side effects. If you do decide to try them, make sure to ask a pharmacist about interactions. I think you're much better off with diet and exercise.
403156 tn?1290153618 And I do not have to worry about medication interactions and side effects. Maybe it isn't good as medications, but it is better than nothing.
Avatar m tn I told the doctor, he thought for a moment that maybe we can try Welbutrin, but then he said instead lets continue with stronger vyvanse and add abilify in a small dose which he said we will test to see if it helps to stabilize mood. all of this is sooo new to me. I feel like I'm a computer and we are trying different methods to get the darn thing to just boot up!! So what do you all think? I need to become more aware of what I'm feeling, how I'm feeling etc, if this is going to work.