Abilify is used to treat schizophrenia, irritability associated with a serious developmental disorder, illness of the brain and moderate to severe manic episodes in bipolar I disorder. This medicine works by altering the activity of certain natural chemicals in the brain. Abilify is also used for the acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults, for the adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder, to treat agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania (for injection), and to prevent new manic episode in adults who previously experienced manic episodes.
Abilify may also be used along with other medicines in the treatment of certain conditions as recommended by the doctor. It is used with antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder. It is also used together with Lithium, or Valproate to treat bipolar mania. You must have a doctor’s prescription for this product.
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Acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder
Prevention of manic episodes
Add-on treatment for major depressive disorder
Treatment of Tourette’s syndrome and tic disorders
Abilify’s active substance is Aripiprazole. It’s a typical antipsychotic. It is primarily used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Other uses include as an add-on treatment in major depressive disorder, tic disorders and irritability associated with autism. Side effects with greater than 10% incidence include weight gain, headache, akathisia, insomnia, and gastro-intestinal effects like nausea and constipation, and lightheadedness.
INSTRUCTIONS & DOSAGE
You must have a doctor’s prescription for this product.
Active substance: Aripiprazol 10 mg.
Abilify is used with or without food. Swallow the whole tablet with water. This medicine should be taken once a daily without regard to meals.
The typical dose of Aripiprazole for adults is 5-15 mg/day (not more than 30 mg in one day). The usual dose for children is 5-10 mg/day without regard to meals. The maximum dose for adult patients of Abilify is 30 mg/day per day.
Store the tablet and the oral liquid at room temperature away from light and moisture. Discard the oral solution 6 months after opening or after the expiration date, whichever comes first. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.