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Can sudden stop of Abilify cause withdrawal symptoms?

My daughter, 16 yr, has high functioning autism. She has a DX of depression and anxiety. After trial and error with various med she s now on 150 lamictil and 5 Abilify. I have to stop the Abilify cold turkey due to our insurance copay being 700.00 per month (4K deductible) will she go through withdrawals?
Wed, 15 May 2019
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Hi,

Abilify can cause withdrawal symptoms when it is discontinued, this would depend on the dose and the length of use.

It would be best to speak to her doctor to get a discontinuation schedule that would best suit her to avoid any problems that can occur.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Michelle Gibson James, General & Family Physician
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