| Bristol-Myers Squibb
*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Abilify?
Abilify is used to treat certain mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. The active ingredient aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic type of medication that works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain to maintain mental balance. When used in combination with other types of medication, the tablets can be used to treat major depressive disorder.
How is Abilify used?
Abilify should be taken orally once daily with or without food unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Dosage and length of treatment will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. Your doctor may gradually increase your dosage to decrease the risk of side effects. Do not discontinue the treatment without contacting a doctor as abruptly stopping the medication may cause a relapse in the patientís condition.
Abilify may lead to unwanted side effects such as:
- Unexplained weight gain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision or speech problems
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeats
- 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.