Administration of aripiprazole once-monthly at doses of 300 and 400 mg provided sustained mean aripiprazole plasma concentrations comparable with the concentration range observed following multiple consecutive daily doses of oral aripiprazole. In contrast, plasma concentrations following administration of aripiprazole once-monthly at a dose of 200 mg were below the therapeutic range and pharmacokinetic parameters were not proportional to the administered dose compared with the 300 mg and 400 mg doses.
Abilify made me hairier I even asked my psychiatrist about it, he gave a weird explanation but I got some weird hair on my face and under my belly button. I actually went and got treatments to get rid of it and it is almost gone now.
These meds are awful. Wish I could stop mine but it is not possible.
My psychiatrist was saying it doesn’t make this happen but then I looked at the long list of side effects that comes with the tablets and it is actually mentioned it so I showed her.
I might be imagining but it may actually be subsiding on the lower dose.
I will let you know if it becomes clearer with time
I’ve had this suspicion with basically every med I’ve taken. When I would google med + hair loss, I would come up with hit after hit after hit, didn’t matter what med I searched under. I got suspicious of this after a while and started googling any med I could think of, whether I was on it or not, and hair loss, and basically everything out there has a thousand hits for it.
Except aspirin. Aspirin, crushed up and applied to your scalp, apparently stimulates hair growth. Don’t know, didn’t try it.
But anyway, what I also learned is that nothing triggers hair loss like stress. It’s temporary, generally - way more of your hair than usual hits the shedding cycle at the same time, but then grows back. And @anon54386108, you have been under a hell of a lot of stress lately. So go easy on yourself, and don’t jump to conclusions. My hair thickened up again after the stress passed for me, without any med changes.
You might find an atypical antipsychotic that won’t destroy your creativity. Personally, all the typical antipsychotics are like a frontal lobotomy to me, but I can be creative on Geodon and Seroquel. You might see if you can find an antipsychotic that isn’t so stultifying.