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How Do You Wean Off Of Aripiprazole?

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Aripiprazole, more commonly known as Abilify, is an anti-psychotic with many uses in the psychiatric field. You can wean yourself off the medicine safely and with the least adverse effects as possible. The first step is to consult your doctor before discontuing aripiprazole. Aripiprazole is a strong anti-psychotic used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. It is important to discuss the steps you are about to take with your doctor before going ahead with your plan to wean yourself from aripiprazole. The reactions from withdrawal may be strong or life-threatening and medical input is advised in this situation. It is usual practice to taper off any sort of medicine affecting your mental and emotional state to ease the withdrawal process. The tapering should be done over the course of weeks--not days--and you should proceed as slowly and cautiously as you possibly can. Quitting the medicine cold turkey will cause psychosis and will alter your ... more
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