so i was wondering if anyone out there takes seroquel at bed time and takes abilify during the day? They are both sedatives but I haven't really experienced being sedated by the abilify. I take 30mg abilify in the day and it makes me sleepy in the day.I take 150mg of Seroquel at night and came to this dosage after 3 years of adjusting it up or down. 2009 due to a major depression I was in for almost 3 years.Seroquel causes me to be lethagic and just out of it at a higher dose. Abilify actually lifted this depression which was a miracle but it took 1 year to get down to workable dose because the side effects for me are extreme with insomia, restlessness and agitation.
The side effects I can't really comment on, except for one: sedation. It might help if you can't sleep but be aware it's addicting.
Seroquel has also received an FDA indication specifically to treat bipolar depression.
It appears to have some antidepressant effect that may be quite useful in bipolar disorder because it reduces rather than increases the risk of mania at the same time.
Mood-stabilizing medications can effectively reduce episode severity and frequency.
Nevertheless, there is currently no cure for bipolar disorders.