Abilify is one of a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It is also known as Aripiprazole, and is used to schizophrenia, and the manic phase of bipolar disorder.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown how Abilify may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Abilify without discussing it with your doctor first.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Aripiprazole may cause drowsiness, difficulty thinking, or controlling movements, it may make it more difficult for your body to cool itself down, or it may affect your blood sugar.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: difficulty speaking; drooling; loss of balance control; muscle trembling, spasms, or stiffness; restlessness; shuffling; stiffness or twisting movements of body; uncontrolled movements; blurred vision; dizziness; nervousness; pounding in the ears; slow or fast heartbeat; or convulsions. Get immediate medical help if you notice signs of allergic reaction such as: difficulty swallowing; hives or welts; itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue; itching skin; large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs; redness of skin; shortness of breath; skin rash; tightness in chest; trouble in breathing; unusual tiredness or weakness; or wheezing.
ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is a psychotropic drug that is available as tablets and in solution for oral administration. Aripiprazole is 7-[4-[4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1-piperazinyl]butoxy]-3,4-dihydrocarbostyril. The empirical formula is C23H27Cl2N3O2 and its molecular weight is 448.38.
The chemical structure is: