For the people who posted reviews regarding their use of Abilify (to treat depression), but developed a very serious side effect - Tardive Dyskenisia, Dystonia, etc... how high was your dose, how long were you on it, any other drugs being taken as well, and what were you being treated for?
I am considering adding Abilify to my anti-depressant - 225 mg Effexor. I want to know how frequent the above-mentioned conditions occur, as frequently they are permanent.
You're right about tardive dyskenisia sometimes being irreversible, and often relating to the amount of meds. given being too high. Either that, or meds. have been taken for quite a long period of time. If you are tolerating Effexor well, which is quite rare, just be sure to titrate the medicine slowly, such that you arrive at the lowest possible amount needed to achieve the maximum desired results. Good luck! Dr. J.
15 Jul 2011
yea adding abilify will help, I'm on both. Do you have those side effects right now or were you just asking? I dont have any from Cymbalta. Im on 90mg of Cymbalta and 10mg of abilify. I don't know anything about effexor, I'd give it up if your taking Cymbalta, ok. Hope this helps. Write back, ok
19 Jun 2012
I would guess it is about one in one thousnd.
12 Jul 2012
Julians I realize that this answer is coming too late. I have just joined this group because I have only recently learned of my Dystonia diagnosis. I have been coping with Tardive Dyskensia for about 6 yrs. You can read what my experiences are with Abilify in the Tardive Dyskensia Support Group. Quite frankly, I hope that you opted for something other than the Abilify. I am taking generic Lamictal and have had great success with it in combination with generic Wellbutrin. My neurologist along with many other Neuro's and movement disorder specialist are of the opinion that Abilify is one one the worst offenders of TD.
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