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Abilify vs. Lithium for Depression

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Abilify

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Lithium

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Other Names: Lithium Citrate
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 182,321 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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) ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By messed up
November 15, 2013
messed up wrote
ambilfy or tegertol
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By jen
October 30, 2013
jen wrote
shortness of breath and abilify.
so i just started taking abilify and have shortness of breath never had it before it is the meds then?
jonny  |  March 16, 2014
It is the AF that is causing your shortness of breath, not the warfarin.
January 12, 2014
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By AT
October 13, 2013
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Saphris for Bipolar I
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Ablify and other Behavioral Drugs.
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What patients are saying about Abilify vs. Lithium

5,718 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol...
...have physical damage (from Lithium, even though I was only on it for 3 mos., I have kidney damage; got ...From Abilify I have metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high...
used to get it with Abilify but it gradually went away. My...
Akathisia. I used to get it with Abilify but it gradually went away. My lithium tremors got better with time although there's ...lot flatter with my Abilify/lithium/lamictal but it's gradually come...
but that damn Abilify I gained 30 lbs in only 3 weeks...
I now have a decrease in appetite since starting Lithium but that damn Abilify I gained 30 lbs in only 3 weeks due to the increase of appetite it causes. I have said it many times before but...
Abilify has made such a difference in my life & other...
...afraid of the weight gain I have heard about when on Lithium.I take Abilify 30mgs.daily ...well for me.The Abilify has made such a difference in my life & other ...I went on Abilify I didn't...
Lithium. I gained more weight with Abilify than I did with...
...have been able to come off 900 mgs of Lithium. I gained more weight with Abilify than I did with Lithium though. I have lost over 40 pounds the past couple of ...if it was the Lithium or the VNS...
Gained 100 Lbs On Abilify And Lithium\ For the last two and...
...Gained 100 Lbs On Abilify And Lithium\ For ...on Abilify and Lithium. It worked wonders for my ...skinny 190lb to 300lb. Has anyone here experienced such gains on Abilify? I recently switched...
Gained 100 Lbs On Abilify And Lithium For the last two and...
I Gained 100 Lbs On Abilify And Lithium ...been on Abilify and Lithium. It worked wonders for my mood, ...skinny 190lb to 300lb. Has anyone here experienced such gains on Abilify? I recently swi...
take Abilify and have lost weight. I don't like Lithium...
...and gained weight. I also take Abilify and have lost weight. I don't like Lithium because it made me...
abilify at 15mg works well with no side effects...
my lithium works well and i only had side effects on 1200mg which were acne and hair loss but since going down ...works well with no side effects abilify at 15mg works well with no s...
same. I gained weight on the one (Abilify) that said it...
...the same. I gained weight on the one (Abilify) that said it was ...also. I even take Concerta (stimulant) that has ...that effect on me! Had thinning hair on Lithium & kidney malfuncti...
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