Abilify Alcohol Interaction speaks to Abilify alcohol effects and Abilify and alcohol. Suggestions as to use are given.
Abilify is also known as aripiprazole is a medication which is commonly used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism. When coupled with specific antidepressants it is also used for the treatment of major depression.
It is best to not consume alcohol while taking Abilify as drowsiness or low blood pressure may occur. There are serious side effects to this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
If you are taking Abilify for the treatment of major depression, autism, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia it is best not to consume alcohol at all.
The drug does not cure these diseases but is used to control the symptons. Common possible side effects are insomnia, headaches, anxiety and nausea. It is not known for a certainty how the drug works other than the effects of blocking certain chemicals in the brain.
It is known as an atypical second generation antipsychotic medication.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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