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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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).