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Why is Abilify and Risperdal often prescribed together


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#1 bobwhitequail

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

Anyone know? From a pharmacological perspective?
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

Where are you getting that idea? I was under the impression that unless absolutely necessary, doctors tend to stick to one antipsychotic at a time.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

Some social worker told me told me that. Going to see the psychiatrist tomorrow. Will ask him then.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Yeah. Ask the pdoc. I've never heard of Abilify and Risperdal being prescribed together as a usual thing.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:32 PM

Seroquel is the only AAP that comes to mind as being paired with another AAP and that's because it's a good sleeping med at low doses. Risperdal and Abilify... haven't seen them together here or heard of anyone on the combo elsewhere.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:31 AM

I used to be on risperidone and Abilify (plus mirtazapine). Risperidone helped with the psychotic symptoms and Abilify helped with the depression. That combination worked for a while, but I ended up having to switch from risperidone to clozapine because of side effects. I have no idea if either of those combinations is commonly used, though.

#7 bobwhitequail

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

Well, I just saw the psychiatrist today. He decided on an increase in Lexapro, not an addition of Risperdal. He thought my ruminations were more related to OCD, not over-perseverations that are a part of my schizophrenia (or schizoaffective disorder, whatever I have).

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Schizoaffective disorder (with over-perseveration as part of the schizo- disorder)
Asperger's syndrome



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#8 Anna

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

abilify and risperdal are not commonly prescribed together in my experience.

I am on two aaps right now but I really try to avoid that when I'm not in a hellish, mixed episode. Sometimes, you do what you have to.

Some docs will combine 2 aaps low dose long term, but it really isn't the greatest plan, in my opinion. But eh, somtimes it IS the best way to treat sx.

It's highly individual, in my experience.

Except for me (hehe, SW) don't listen to them about meds. They tend not to know SHIT.

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#9 bobwhitequail

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

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abilify and risperdal are not commonly prescribed together in my experience.

I am on two aaps right now but I really try to avoid that when I'm not in a hellish, mixed episode. Sometimes, you do what you have to.

Some docs will combine 2 aaps low dose long term, but it really isn't the greatest plan, in my opinion. But eh, somtimes it IS the best way to treat sx.

It's highly individual, in my experience.

Except for me (hehe, SW) don't listen to them about meds. They tend not to know SHIT.

Anna


What does SW mean in this context?



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#10 tryp

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

SW = Social Worker

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