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schedule for weaning off abilify 15 mg - have been taking for

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schedule for weaning off abilify 15 mg - have been taking for 3 weeks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 7 years ago.

Hi there ,


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Well , below i am mentionig the plan according to which you need to come off abilify , but i will suggest that you do inform to your prescribing doctor bout this withdrawl .


Also, the withdrawl of abilify needs to be done slowly over a period of 12 days , as abrupt stoppage of abilify can lead to distressing withdrawl / discontinuation symptoms .

However , your symptoms will start improving after 1-2 days of starting the withdrawl.


The plan for withdrawl is ---


First reduce the dose of abilify to 10 mg/ day from the current dose of 15 mg/ day , and continue on the dose of 10 mg / day for 5 days .


After 5 days of being sustained on the dose of 10 mg / day , further reduce the dose to 5 mg / day and maintain on this dose for another 5 days , and after the 5 days , you may further reduce the dose to 2.5 mg / day ( 1/4 of 10 mg tab ) , and continue on 2.5 mg for 2 days ,and after 2 days , you may stop Abilify completely.


So, this is the process of safe withdrawl of abilify , and i suggest you discuss this with your doctor ,as he should be well informed about the withdrawl.


I hope this helps..Take care ..


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