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Old 07-10-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Is There Anything Similar To Abilify Now?

Abilify worked great for me in small doses and then my tongue started to swell years ago.

Does anyone know if there's anything similar?

I've been away from the boards for a long time due to cancer.

Thank you!

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: Is There Anything Similar To Abilify Now?

Hey there.
There are similar drugs to abilify. Abilify is a third generation atypical anti psychotic. There are no other third generation atypicals that i know of. But, there a lot of second generation atypicals that may produce the same benefits, without the swelling tongue side effect.
those would be pills such as seroquel, risperidone, etc...
I would of course talk to your px doc, but in my experience, both with myself, my friends, and people i have worked with in the mental health field, is that seroquel could be a good switch. I personally have switched to seroquel after having a bad experience with abilify.
These drugs act in mainly the same way, and hopefully you can be symptom free by switching, without losing any benefits.

But yes, there are other options. And I think you could benefit from discussing those with your doctor.

I wish you all the best.

 
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Re: Is There Anything Similar To Abilify Now?

Roccie, it hasn't been approved as an ad-on for depression though right? Would it work the same way?

Sorry if this comes out wrong, but don't they have major side effects? I guess i'm scared. I think they both have serious weight gain and diabetes.

Have you ever been on any of them?

Maybe someone will write who has.

Salty

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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Re: Is There Anything Similar To Abilify Now?

Salty,

What condition are you using them for just depression or something like BiPolar?

kat

 
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:35 AM   #5
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Re: Is There Anything Similar To Abilify Now?

Kat, i really want to hear back from you as soon as you can re what you wrote about the compound ad-d, i'm ecstatic about that and i'm waiting up right now to make an appt with my dr...it's for depression (more than just mild).

Thank you SO much!!!!

Salty

 
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