ive been drinking while on it so just wondering what that will do.
25 Feb 2011
To give you the technical info:
ethanol ↔ aripiprazole
Applies to: Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol), Abilify (aripiprazole)
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
Not a recommended combination because of the effects on the central nervous system (CNS). It can cause decreased breathing and affect your coordination and thinking skills. It will not affect the potency of the abilify.
Hope this helps,
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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