Risperdal vs. Abilify

Are Risperdal and Abilify the Same Thing? Risperdal (risperidone) and Abilify (aripiprazole) are antipsychotic drugs prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and autism. Abilify is also used to treat depression and some irritable behavior disorders. What Are Possible Side Effects of Risperdal? Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Risperdal including difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, shaking (tremor), mental/mood changes, or signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat). What Are Possible Side Effects of Abilify? Suicidal thoughts are may occur in some patients, especially children, teens, and young adults. Tell your doctor if this occurs. Other...

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