Member Medication Review: Abilify

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Hi guys

It has been awhile since we have done a medication review.   One of our members spoke about taking Abilify and so I thought this would be a good medication to review next.

Here is the information we have on our site about **Abilify.  **

What is Abilify used for?   "Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters)."     Here is the official Abilify web site which says that you can also be prescribed Abilify as an add-on to improve the effectiveness of your antidepressant.

We would like to hear from our members who are taking this medication how it is working for you.   If you could answer these questions that would be great and will help others who are wanting to know more about the experience of taking this particular medication.

1. What was your experience like taking Abilify?

2. How long did it take until it "worked" for you?

3. What improvements did you notice?

4. What were the side effects if any?

5. If you quit taking this drug what was the reason? And did you suffer from any withdrawals?

Thanks to all who participate in our member medication reviews.   You can help others on the site by talking about your experiences.