Abilify and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Abilify 2mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify|
|Abilify 5mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify, Aripiprazole|
|Abilify 10mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify, Aripiprazole|
|Abilify 15mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify, Aripiprazole|
|Abilify 20mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify|
|Abilify 30mg and/or Equivalents||Abilify|
Abilify is a medication that is taken orally which uses the active ingredient aripiprazole. The medication aripiprazole works as an antipsychotic and antidepressant drug and is used to treat conditions such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder, and even schizophrenia. Abilify is made by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical and is classified as an antipsychotic medicine. The active ingredient aripiprazole of Abilify, reduces the effects of chemicals like Dopamine and Serotonin in the brain. In patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia these chemicals can have stronger effects than normal or become unbalanced.
Abilify is available in many forms; you can either use tablets, orally dissolving tablets or injections to get the required dosage. Naturally the strength of the dosage prescribed will depend on how severe your symptoms are. Note that other medications may enhance and worsen the side effects of Abilify and this also affects the strength of the dosage prescribed.
Conditions Treated by Abilify
Abilify is prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and clinical depression. . It can also be prescribed to control irritability, aggression and mood swings in autistic children. Note that Abilify will only reduce the symptoms of these diseases it does not cure them. Your doctor may prescribe Abilify to reduce the onset of symptoms and make the disease easier to live with.
Abilify Dosage Information
a.)Typical Dosage Recommendations
You should always follow the exact prescription that has been given by your health care professional. Abilify tablets are available in various strengths ranging from 5mg to 30mg and depending on the severity of your condition you will be prescribed a certain strength. It is very important that follow the exact dosage information given in the prescription. You should not consume more Abilify than the amount prescribed and you should only use the drug for the time specified by your doctor. Ideally your dosage should not exceed six weeks.
When using the orally disintegrating tablets of Abilify you should remember to be very careful with the tablet. Peel off the foil from the packet and gently take the tablet out using dry hands. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to dissolve. As the tablet dissolves you can swallow a number of times so that you gradually absorb every bit of the tablet.
You should also remember to take your tablets at the right time. Abilify works effectively only if you take it regularly so be sure to follow the prescription given to you.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you have missed a dose then you should take a tablet as soon as you remember. If however you have already reached the time period for your next dose then skip the previous one and take a new tablet as usual. Do not take an extra tablet of Abilify at this time as this could lead to an overdose with terrible side effects.
Overdosing on Abilify can be very dangerous. If you notice symptoms such as vomiting, aggression, seizures, fainting, breathing problems, changes in heart rate or confusion then you should seek medical help immediately. Without medical help these symptoms could worsen and this would lead to serious problems.
Abilify can also affect the way you think or react so you should be extra careful when doing things that require you to be alert or awake. This medication is also associated with dizziness so you should be careful when getting up quickly after sitting or lying down. You may feel very dizzy if you get up fast so remember this when you use the drug. You should also steer clear of alcohol while taking Abilify. Research shows that alcohol worsens the side effects of this drug. Remember also to keep yourself hydrated and cool during hot days as the drug can contribute to overheating and dehydration.
Abilify Side Effects
Abilify is associated with a number of side effects and while some are serious and will require medical attention, others are less worrying. Some people may experience allergic reactions to the medicine and these can occur in the form of hives, breathing difficulties or swellings.More common symptoms include:
However these side effects will usually subside after a while. If these side effects persist or you experience any of the more Serious Abilify side effect symptoms contact your health care professional or seek emergency assistance immediately. These side effects may include:
- uneven heartbeat
- body aches
Possible Abilify Drug Interactions
Drowsiness and weariness can often be exacerbated if you consume Abilify along with other medicines that cause such symptoms. So if you are using any muscle relaxers, cold medicines, sleeping pills or other such drugs you should inform your doctor what medications you are taking. If you are using medicines for blood pressure or heart conditions then you should definitely inform your doctor before using Abilify. The following drugs may interact with Abilify or interfere with its effectiveness:
- Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Solfoton (phenobarital)
- Sporanox (itraconazole)
- Quinidex (quinaglute)
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Paxil (paroxetine)
- Luvox (fluvoxamine)
- Rifater (rifampin/isoniazid/pyrazinamide)
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.