Aripiprazole (Abilify) is an antipsychotic. Abilify (aripiprazole) may be described as a clear, colorless to light-yellow oral solution and may be purchased in regular tablet form, oral disintegrating tablet form, an oral solution form and as a solution for intramuscular injections as well.
Aripriprazole helps in controlling schizophrenia. It is not a cure. Abilify (aripiprazole) may also be used to help treat patients suffering certain complicated and intense mood swings, such as, Bipolar disorder.
Contact your paediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Take exactly as directed by your health care professional.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent, contact your doctor immediately. Inability to control muscle movements in the face/hands/arms/legs Loss of balance/difficulty walking Restlessness/need to keep moving Difficulty swallowing Difficulty sleeping Nausea/vomiting Changes in vision Muscles/joint pain Fainting spells Weight gain Constipation Drowsiness Confusion Weakness Headache Dizziness Sometimes, Abilify (aripiprazole) may also cause severe rashes and very high fever. Furthermore, Abilify (aripiprazole) may also cause rigid muscles, sweating, body tremors, Jaundice, hives, palpitations and high blood pressure. Lastly, Abilify (aripiprazole) may also cause a severe itching sensation, Hyperglycemia, Orthostatic hypotension, fainting spells and excessive sweating. Other than the above mentioned, Abilify (aripiprazole) may also cause fatigue, drooling, changes in the amounts of urine passed, a mild stomach upset, troubled breathing and Anaphylaxis.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form. High blood pressure medication Pain medications(prescription) HIV infection medication Diabetes medication Sleep medication Grapefruit juice Carbamazepine Clarithromycin Phenobarbital St. John's wort Erythromycin Voriconazole Ketoconazole Nefazodone Amiodarone Fluvoxamine Itraconazole Fluconazole Citalopram Fluoxetine Paroxetine Cimetidine Primidone Quinidine Phenytoin Rifabutin Rifampin Sertraline Charcoal Alcohol Imatinib STI-571 Inform your doctor about any other medication you may be taking in any other form. Sometimes, Abilify (aripiprazole) interacts with various other medications, such as, Sibutramine, Bromocriptine, Prazosin, Diltiazem, Hydrochlorothiazide, Bupropion, Isoniazid (INH), Thioridazine and Amitriptyline. Furthermore, Abilify (aripiprazole) interacts with various other medications, such as, Diphenhydramine, Alprazolam, Codeine, Diazepam, Chlorpromazine, Zolpidem, Risperidone and Trazodone.
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had : Frequently drink alcohol/alcohol containing beverages History of brain tumor/head injury Difficulty swallowing Previous heart attack Parkinson`s disease Low blood pressure Irregular heartbeat Heart disease Dementia Seizures Diabetes
Do not double doses to make up for a missed dose. Consult your health care professional about your missed dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Store at room temperature between 15-25 degrees C (59-77 degrees F) away from heat and moisture.
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. If you conceive whilst on a course with this medication inform your doctor immediately. If you need to undergo any kind of surgery, inform your doctor you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to conceive. Avoid alcohol and alcohol containing items. Consult your health care professional about having grapefruit whilst on a course with this medicine, in any form. It is very important for the patient to know that before consuming Abilify (aripiprazole) they must inform their health care professional if they have ever had a history of or are currently suffering from cerebrovascular diseases, strokes, kidney diseases or severe dehydration. Furthermore, it is very important for the patient to know that before consuming Abilify (aripiprazole) they must inform their health care professional if they have ever had a history of or are currently suffering from obesity, liver diseases, Phenylketonuria (PKU) or breast cancer. Lastly, it is still unknown as to whether Abilify (aripiprazole) passes into breast milk or otherwise