| Bristol-Myers Squibb
*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Abilify?
Abilify with the active ingredient aripiprazole is considered an atypical antipsychotics type of medication. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain to maintain mental balance. It is used to treat certain mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When used with other medications, the tablets can be used to treat major depressive disorder.
How is Abilify used?
Abilify is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken along with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. The doctor may gradually increase your dosage at the start of the treatment to decrease the risk of side effects. Do not discontinue the medication without contacting a doctor as prematurely stopping the treatment may cause a relapse in the patientís condition.
Patients using Abilify may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Unexplained weight gain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Vision or speech problems
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Signs of infection
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Abilify is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.