Abilify aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder manic depression. It is not known if aripiprazole is safe or effective in children younger than 13 with schizophrenia, or children younger than 10 with bipolar disorder. Abilify is also used in children 6 years or older who have Tourette’s disorder, or symptoms of autistic disorder irritability, aggression, mood swings, temper tantrums, and self-injury. Some young people have thoughts about suicide when taking medicine for a major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Your doctor may order an EKG to monitor for irregular heartbeat. Be sure to mention any of the following: antidepressants mood elevators ; antifungals such as itraconazole Onmel, Sporanox and ketoconazole; antihistamines; bupropion Wellbutrin ; clarithromycin Biaxin ; fluoxetine Prozac, Sarafem ; HIV protease inhibitors such as atazanavir Reyataz, efavirenz Sustiva, indinavir Crixivan, nelfinavir Viracept, nevirapine Viramune, ritonavir Norvir, and saquinavir Invirase ; ipratropium Atrovent ; medications for anxiety, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, mental illness, motion sickness, Parkinson’s disease, ulcers, or urinary problems; lorazapam Ativan ; nefazodone; paroxetine Paxil, Pexeva ; pioglitazone Actos, in Oseni ; quinidine in Nuedexta ; rifabutin Mycobutin ; rifampin Rifadin, Rimactane ; sedatives; certain medications for seizures such as carbamazepine Carbatrol, Epitol, Tegretol, others, phenobarbital, and phenytoin Dilantin, Phenytek ; sleeping pills; telithromycin Ketek; no longer available in U. Other side effects reported with Abilify include musculoskeletal stiffness and muscle spasms. Dispose of any unused aripiprazole solution 6 months after you open the bottle or when the expiration date marked on the bottle has passed, whichever is sooner. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, breath that smells fruity, and decreased consciousness.
Do not try to split the tablet. What is the typical dose that would be prescribed to someone taking Abilify? The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists disclaims any and all liability alleged as a result of the information provided herein. If the weight gain is bothersome, consult your healthcare provider. Before taking aripiprazole, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to aripiprazole, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in aripiprazole preparations. See also: Abilify dosage information in more detail. Highly clinically significant. It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine.