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Abilify vs Cymbalta for Bipolar Disorder

Abilify
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Cymbalta
Other name: Aripiprazole (Aripiprazole)
Other name: Duloxetine (Duloxetine)
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Aripiprazole ( brand names: Abilify, Aripiprex) is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is effective for major depressive...
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Weight Gain
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Sedation
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Drowsy
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Addiction
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Dry Mouth
1
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1
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Aripiprazole ( brand names: Abilify, Aripiprex) is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is effective for major depressive...
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a year and it did help my bipolar and depression symptoms...
" I have been on Abilify for a year and it did help my bipolar and depression symptoms. I have recently found, though, that there is a bad interaction between Abilify and other meds I am on like... "

for me I choose meds. Abilify has helped even out my mood...
" ...found out that I have bipolar disorder. I must say since ...route but for me I choose meds. Abilify has helped even out my mood ...considerably and Lexapro and Cymbalta have helped with my anxiety and... "

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bilify which I found to be a great mood stabilizer i...
" ...manic high. good clue I was bipolar. anyway today I take 60 cymbalta,20 abilify which I found to be a great mood stabilizer in conjunction with all my meds. It also stopped racing thoughts. I also... "

on Abilify. He has had no negative side effects and has...
" My SO takes Cymbalta and it made a huge difference in his life. He ...was eventually diagnosed as bipolar and is also on Abilify. He has had no negative side effects... "

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for another. The two meds that have been most helpful f...
" ...of years ago, how well both of her daughters did on high doses of Cymbalta plus Abilify.  But what works for one, doens't nececssarily work for another. The two meds that have been most helpful... "

for a short time. But it made everything I ate taste bitter...
" I was on Abilify for a short time. But it made everything I ate taste bitter. I couldn't enjoy eating ...So my pdoc switched me to Cymbalta, which has been good, but not great. Now he's just... "

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eping less with it. I also take Abilify which helps the ant...
" ...on the depressive side. I have taken cymbalta for years and had good success with its antidepressant ...but at least I am sleeping less with it. I also take Abilify which helps the antidepressant work... "

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the cymbalta didn't help either, so i recently switched...
" ...my cymbalta, because of my bipolar. i immediately noticed severe muscle stiffness,, i could not sit still for more than a couple of minutes, could not sleep, so i stopped taking it. the cymbalta... "

xpect? Everything fails for me. Will this make me drowsy?...
" ...My pdoc just prescribed Abilify, anyone have any experiences to share so I know what to expect? Everything fails for me. Will this make me drowsy? That I can handle, ...before a suicidal breakdown.... "

now along w/two other meds. I haven't had any problems...
" ...hesitancy about an official diagnosis of bipolar, but once you get ...misdiagnosed MDD and was given Cymbalta alone. The hypomania that ...get worse. I'm on Abilify now along w/two other meds. I haven't had... "

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