Do you take abilify at night or in the morning?

My doctor has just switched me from the abilify injection to pills.

He says to take it at night,

But when I started the injection, I had a lot of restlessness and anxiety.

I’m not sure if it will be sedating, like he says,

Or activating, like the shots.

What are your experiences?

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My script says ‘take once daily’.


Heya rex. I found abilify to be extremely activating, I had to take it in the mornings. I was only sleeping 4 hours at a time. Ended with me stressed, sleep deprived, strung out, and hallucinating men sliting my eye lids open, saying they’ll make me see.

Wasn’t a good time.

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Mine says “take at bedtime”,

But I’m afraid it’ll keep me up all night.

Do you take yours in the morning?

That’s what I’m afraid of.

I think I’ll try to take it in the morning and see what happens.

Thanks for the reply.

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I take it at 9pm as it makes me sleepy since I quit coffee.

Also on that point, I’d completely recommend giving up coffee for about 2 weeks as a test just to see if it’s causing unnecessary anxiety when combined with abilify.

My abilify anxiety really dropped after I quit coffee.

What dose are you on ?

I’m dropping from 20mg to 10mg.

That’s interesting about the coffee.

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My prescriber told me to take my abilify in the morning!

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When I was on Abilify I was told by my pdr and pharmacist to take it in the morning if its preventing me from sleeping, otherwise, at night. I had the choice. Before quitting my meds I was taking it in the morning. After getting on meds again I was taking it at night. It didn’t matter for me.

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I’ll echo @everhopeful, I was super sensitive to caffeine on abilify, I was racing after a single cup.

I’m trying @everhopeful s suggestion of going without it the past few days, I will admit I’m feeling somewhat better.


where you ever psychotic?

Yes, Pedro,

Why do you ask?

just asking

I was too

so i know how it feels

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Right now I’ve been taking it at night. I’ve had trouble sleeping since I switched to Abilify last May, but it has gotten better over time.

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Abilify was highly activating for me and gave me insomnia.

I wish these ■■■■■■■ doctors would at least be consistent in their advice!

I only take 5mg as an add on to lower prolactin, but I was on 30mg pills, and it wrecked my sleep. So the thought of someone taking them at night puzzles the ■■■■ out of me to be honest!

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I take it in the morning on the recommendation of others on this site

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I take it at 9pm. I don’t really have trouble sleeping. I mean, my sleeps a bit broken, but I think that’s just the schizophrenia.


I took mine in the morning as it was activating.

Good luck!

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Mine is on monthly depot. But if I was taking pills I would take it in the morning.

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I take mine around 5pm. The pdoc says I can choose when to take the pills.

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