Abilify vs Lithium

Abilify
(Rx)
Lithium
Abilify is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.5
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.5
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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November 15, 2002
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
129,395 Discussions
249,402 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Psychosis
#4 for Restlessness
#5 for Mania
#6 for Schizophrenia
#7 for OCD
#8 for Paranoia
Abilify is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis and Restlessness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Lithium is approved for Bipolar Disorder and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Abi
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Numbness
1
Exhaustion
1
Lit
Weight Gain
4
Psychosis
2
Tiredness
2
Shaking
2
Insomnia
1
Mood Swings
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Restlessness
1
Irritability
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Weight Gain
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4
Tiredness
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2
Weight Loss
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2
0
Diabetes
Abi
Lit
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Abi
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1
1
Headaches
Abi
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1
0
Seizures
Abi
Lit
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Abi
Lit
1
0
Numbness
Abi
Lit
1
0
Exhaustion
Abi
Lit
1
0
Weight Gain
Lit
Abi
4
10
Psychosis
Lit
Abi
2
0
Tiredness
Lit
Abi
2
4
Shaking
Lit
Abi
2
0
Insomnia
Lit
Abi
1
0
Mood Swings
Lit
Abi
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lit
Abi
1
0
Restlessness
Lit
Abi
1
0
Irritability
Lit
Abi
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lit
Abi
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Abilify during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Abilify and alcohol.
Alcohol may lower concentration of lithium and reduce it's therapeutic effect.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
Solution: 9.75 mg/1.3 mL, 1 mg/mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aripiprazole
Lithium Citrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Abilify and Lithium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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