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  • Abilify

    Has anyone used abilify for tics? If so was it effective?

  • #3
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    Thanks so much for your quick response my son is having little success with respirdal so we are thinking of switching to abilify.

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    • #4
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      It's certainly worth talking to your doctor about. Good luck.

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      • #5
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        When my son is being weaned off respridone will the doctor have him start abilify while he is still on respridone? Is that the usual protical?

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        • #6
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          That's up to your doctor but in most cases with medications in the same family as one medication is tapered down the new one is introduced at a low dose and tapered up.

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          • #7
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            So does that mean he will have less withdrawal symptoms than if he weaned off respridone without the abilify?

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            Also since respridone and abilify are in the same family. Shouldn't we try a different class of meds? Since respridone did not work so well

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            • #8
              Re: Abilify

              Originally posted by Crillmom View Post
              So does that mean he will have less withdrawal symptoms than if he weaned off respridone without the abilify?
              That's quite possible.

              Originally posted by Crillmom View Post
              Also since respridone and abilify are in the same family. Shouldn't we try a different class of meds? Since respridone did not work so well
              No. Same family but different drugs. No real way of telling until he tries Abilify but I've seen people have side effects with one and no side effects at all with the other.

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              • #9
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                Hello, My daughter is 15 and was diagnosed with Tourettes. She has been on Ablify for about 2 years now. Unless she is having a very stressfull day her tics have disappeared. Also her vocal tics have subsided. This medication has worked for her as all the others did not. Only problem with the Ablify is that it has caused her to gain a lot of weight even with diet and exercise. All I know is that she is a different person on this medication and has been able to have a bit of a social life.

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                • #10
                  Re: Abilify

                  Thanks Maria for your response. My son has been on respridone for 6 months It hasn't been consistent with helping his tics. Every time we bump it up it works for 3 weeks and then needs to be bumped up again. And the tics have never really gone away. So I think when he comes home for break from college we will switch.

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