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Vraylar withdrawal: What to expect when stopping the drug

May 10, 2024
The Checkup by SingleCare
In this informative article about Vraylar, Dr. Howard Weeks shares what happens when patients stop taking the medication / what to expect.

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Vraylar (cariprazine) is a brand-name prescription drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is also sometimes used with antidepressants for major depressive disorder. Vraylar is not intended to treat dementia-related psychosis in older adult patients as it may cause an increased risk of death.

This drug is part of a class of medications called second-generation, or atypical, antipsychotics. Vraylar reduces symptoms of mental health conditions by balancing levels of serotonin and dopamine—the brain chemicals responsible for mood. Although actual drug withdrawal is not a known issue with this medication, abruptly stopping Vraylar may still cause issues, namely a relapse.

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