About Abilify

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About Abilify

Aripiprazole is used on the one hand for the treatment of schizophrenia.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Dulling Delusions
  • calm
  • reduce pathological overstroke

This is how Aripiprazole works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of aripiprazole.
Please also read the information on the drug groups to which the active ingredient aripiprazole belongs.

Application of the active substance aripiprazole

Aripiprazole is used on the one hand for the treatment of schizophrenia.

On the other hand, the drug can also be used to treat moderate to severe periods of abnormal overactivity (manic episodes) in depression. In this context, aripiprazole is also used to prevent a new manic episode in patients who had predominantly manic episodes and whose manic episodes responded to treatment with aripiprazole.

For the following application areas of Aripiprazole , in-depth information is available:

  • psychosis

Action of Aripiprazole

It is believed that the efficacy of aripiprazole in personality cleavage (schizophrenia) and manic-depressive disorders is mainly due to the intervention in the effects of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. On the one hand, the substance at some binding sites of the neurotransmitters (dopamine D2 receptors and serotonin 5HT1a receptors) acts in part like the neurotransmitters themselves (agonistic action). On the other hand, aripiprazole at other serotonin receptors (5HT2a receptors) seems to hinder the action of the neurotransmitter (antagonistic effect). In addition, aripiprazole is similar (but only moderately) to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants group).

So far, the effects of aripiprazole on other than the above-mentioned receptors, which could explain some of the further effects of the substance, have not been sufficiently explored.

Potential Abilify side effects may include:

Abilify used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Everett P. Henry says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Drive disorders; Sleep disorders

    Seroquel at the beginning of very strong fatigue and drowsiness, but after proper dosing that took a bit of time and dropped, we went so halfway well. Unfortunately, the fatigue can not disappear even after years, you have to divide the day well, the only one, strong overweight, have up to 25 kil. increased, for a year I take because of the improvement no more seroquel and the weight is since then again without diet wegababer but to get the dissociative disorder and the post-traumatic stress in grasp it was umungängich and brought successful recovery. depakine redard, no side effects, very well tolerated, I still have, keeps my mood quite well in the balance, kickiko has triggered more nightmares with me, but took them anyway due to the sleeplessness resolved, but today I switched to dominal forte, As the dreams became more, Abilify caused me great restlessness, sometimes I could not sit still or stand still, even in bed my feet slipped, was extremely unpleasant

  2. Brian K. McGinnis says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    Fatigue, Sleep Disorders, Bad Dreams Despite Abilify, I had a relapse with hospital stay 11 months after the first episode. Abilify was then replaced by the doctor with new drug (Risperdal and Ergenyl chrono).

  3. Eddie T. McMillian says:
    4.5 rating

    Good day, I suffer from a strong school fear, I can hardly (now) to school. I’m shaking, afraid I’m afraid of embarrassing school, I’m suffering from a Disperse Syndrome, Almost Autistic. Then a few weeks ago I started to go to a great day clinic. There I was given a medication called Abilify. I’m 12 years old, and this drug has not helped at all. The first day I was terribly tired, even though I got so low a dose that there is not, yet I was tired, bad mood, very aggressive, was even more afraid, the drug has caused me a real panic. In the end everything was shitty. Then the dose was raised, the side effects were less severe, but I felt no change, the fear of going to school was still there. In the day clinic inside, I was very Unconcentrated, Constantly numbers, sentences, letters, all sorts of confused, as well as In mathematics, that was terrible. I have constantly confused Addition with something else. Still, the drug does not help with school anxiety. Although the dose was now a whole tablet. To all children who want to take Abilify! Just do not do it. The drug brings only disadvantages. (a very important side effect is the sausage, that is to say roughly, one has no more fun in the life, one everything is missing, luckily it came with me garnichsoweit.)

  4. Harold E. Rosalez says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Drive disorders

    My girlfriend says since that I’ve changed … that I’m quick-tempered and she’s afraid to talk to me … I should each in increments of 5mg to 15mg … tomorrow would be the first day with 15mg, this I will but for the said reason do not take … rather less … I have a lot of power and drive but apparently my girlfriend does not like me so … I also have zero craving for sex and do not even notice otherwise that I have changed. ..I leave it now at 10mg and reduce by agreement to 5mg

    Side effects: Aggressiveness
  5. Louise S. Saunders says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    At the beginning I was just tired. with the time was the fatigue less. The mental chaos is almost gone. Only the anxiety states are simply not better. So I take in the morning 1mg ago. Although dependent but it helps just so well. Unfortunately, the weight remains constant too high. The appetite not good and still no weight loss.

  6. Luisa A. Smith says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Mood swings; Depression

    Tavor no NW, no dependence Trevilor NW milk flow weight loss! Dependence is difficult to break off Elontril as Trevilor does something fitter Abilify very good no NW, no dependency

    Side effects: Dependence; Loss in weight
  7. Mary M. Shealy says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    My compulsions I got with Abilify after about 3months. in the grip. Weight gain of almost 20kg and ever-increasing incontinence make life difficult, but the benefits are more important to me.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  8. Gordon R. Johnson says:
    2.5 rating

    Abilify for Delusion

    Since medication has a calming effect, stabilizes / dampens emotions (meso-limbic system), hardly any side effects (slight constipation when combined with Zyprexa (10)).

    Side effects: No side effects
  9. Lisa K. Esquivel says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Dissociative disturbance; Hallucinations; Post-traumatic stress disorder

    had multiple strong cramps of the arms, neck, hands and feet. Very painful. Left temporarily with Akineton. During the whole time I could not sit still, concentrate on anything, or stay calm. Nothing went, even with exercise it did not get better. In addition there were extreme sleep disturbances (which had not previously existed to such an extent). The benefits (decrease in dissociation, flashbacks, hallucinations etc) were less than the damage

  10. Roberta S. Smith says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Mania; Sleep disorders; Bipolar disorder

    I am 22 years old and was treated with Olanzapine (Zyprexa) due to psychosis (plus panic attacks and sleep disturbances), which made me hardly sleep for 14 hours and more after just 3 weeks. At the moment, Zyprexa’s blessing was bad. I thought I would never be able to be normal again and continue to push very tiring panic attacks every day. Then, as part of a psychotherapy, Bipolar Disorder was detected and I was put on Abilify and Sertraline (SSRI). After about 5 months, the sertraline was spilled out and since then I’m only taking Abilify. At manic times up to 15mg and at the moment only 5mg. At first I had extreme twitches from Abilify which bothered me as well as my boyfriend. The convulsions did not go away but you learn to live with them and they are less exhausting than living through a mania. By and large, I’m happy with my life, no panic attacks for 2 years and no depressive or manic phase since I started psychotherapy. Abilify helps me curb my thoughts, which usually go through my head like an extremely loud train. Less focused thoughts.

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue
  11. Elenor R. Hazard says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Hyperactivity; Psychosis

    Well what am I supposed to report. Got Oxygesic instead of Valaron and M-Stata. I found it good that 2 meds were exchanged for 1 medi. I’m still in pain because I’m still in the hiring phase. But with all that I agree have, without side effects, and that’s what it’s all about if you are treated as a drug, that does not come any toxic reactions, because drug levels do not decrease.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Susan I. Sellers says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Bone fracture; Hyperactivity; Psychosis

    Do not have any side effects, have more meds and that is well tolerated. Only drawback, Ritalin is not taken from the cash register.

    Side effects: No side effects
  13. Susan A. Lehmann says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Hallucinations

    I took Abilify / Arpoya for a few weeks. Only 5mg and slowly increased up to 15mg. In parallel, Amisulprid of 125mg down. Until 10mg Abilify I felt like a bad drug addiction but after 1 week 10mg intake disappeared. Then I felt pretty clear, but since I was very tired and tired, I always took these in the evening. Slight sleep disorders occurred but were still ok. Slight sweats. With the 15mg intake, I was not so good, despite holding out several days, it did not get better. The sweat dripped so only after a little effort so from the face there were extreme riots and despite taking in the morning I just can not sleep. The senses and nerves were extremely awake and sitting as well as lying at night was almost impossible. As uncomfortable as it almost hurt. The head simply did not go down tiredly from the illuminated waking. The muscles were like rubber in the legs, powerless and limp and I was totally joyless. Felt like a robot. Despite down dosing on 10mg then on 5mg the side effects did not end. The extreme so-called seat discomfort has now become much less at 2.5mg, the subdued joyless feeling is gone, and light sweats have become very rare. The symptoms of hearing the voices did not go away even at 15mg, so I had to top up the Amisulprid all the time. In my opinion, the Amisulprid for hearing voices is still the best remedy, but I have gained 20kg in a short time so I wanted to prove Abilify. Since the side effects of Abilify for me were too unbearable and the symptoms of hallucinations were not resolved, I can not recommend it in this regard. Now at 2.5mg (dissolved in the water, because not divisible) I finally feel well again have strength in my legs and feel again joy in life and the drive is back again. Will it in the next 3 days kpl. let slip out. Have within 2 weeks then creep from 15mg to 0mg and get no Absetzsymptome or the like. Now I also have ADHD and get Ritalin, which might be the reason why it did not bring the desired effect for me. It was worth a try, but climb back to Amisulprid which helps me in low dosage at 125mg very well against the stimulation! I hope I could help with my experience.

  14. Gussie J. Clark says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Thyroid function under; Borderline; Depression

    have been suffering from severe depression for several years the borderline disorder was diagnosed only a year ago. against my cutting pressure I got to Zyprexa (gaining weight), Abilify am very satisfied with this medikamewnt and do not give it anymore. The depression was never completely under control so after suicide attempt now venlafaxine was scheduled. take it for 3 days and I’m not tired all the time rather too active, think that will settle hope it at least. l-Tyroxin shows no side effects and will probably accompany me throughout my life, since my thyroid gland is no longer active after radiotherapy.

    Side effects: No side effects
  15. Frances D. Windsor says:
    2.5 rating

    Abilify for Bone fracture; Hyperactivity; Psychosis

    Have so far no side effects, am not synonymous somehow Meschuke in Kopf.Gute combination. But Metyhlphenidat I have to pay myself dehalb I came now to Vigil. But no idea if that is compatible with everything. In my complicated with my disease.

    Side effects: No side effects
  16. Barbara J. Walker says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Dissociative disturbance; Borderline

    I took Risperdal for a year and gained a total of 7kg . Since April I take Abilify and have already lost 5kg, without doing much for it. I think Abilify does not block the metabolism like Risperdal does. Of the Abilfywirkung I am also quite excited. I am stable, resilient and can feel everything (unlike Risperdal!). It’s not as effective in crowds as my old drug, but I’m awake and attentive even in desirable situations. I can only recommend Abilify. No side effects, unless you expect the weight loss as a side effect.

    Side effects: No side effects