How best to wean my 8 yr old Autistic son off Abilify? He is on 20mg per day and aggressive/ impulsive behavior continues daily, at home and school. He has gained 35 lbs in the 1 year he has been on it.
Hi, mchnurse! His physician should supply a reducing dose schedule which make take several weeks to avoid any discontinuation syndrome symptoms.
Unfortunately, as you probably know, weight gain is a potential common side effect of almost every psychotropic medication because they also affect the body's metabolism.
Best wishes with your son and good luck! Wildcat
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