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Aripiprazole

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Uses

Aripiprazole is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood)

How it works

Aripiprazole work by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Rash, Joint pain, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Back pain, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Increased heart rate, Pain in extremity, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Extra pyramidal symptom, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Decreased white blood cell count, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Fatigue, Fever, Akathisia, Anxiety, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea, Heartburn, Increased blood pressure, Rhinitis, Cough, Dystonia, Altered taste, Drowsiness, Urinary retention, Increased saliva production, Respiratory tract infection, Nervousness, Ecg changes, Constipation, Urinary incontinence, Abnormal vision, Skin reaction, Tremor, Seizure

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Expert advice

  • Take special precaution while taking aripiprazole if you have high blood sugar or family history of diabetes ; seizure (fits), involuntary, irregular muscle movements, especially in the face; disease of heart or its blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases).
  • Do not use  aripiprazole if you feel you have gained weight, develop unusual movements, feel excessively sleepy so much that it interferes with your daily activities, or develop difficulty in swallowing, allergic reaction.
  • Avoid using aripiprazole if you are elderly patient and are suffering from dementia (loss of memory and other mental abilities), or if you have ever had stroke or “mini” stroke.
  • Do not take aripiprazole if you are having any thoughts or feelings about hurting yourself (suicidal thoughts and behaviors), as these have been reported when treated with aripiprazole.
  • Avoid using aripiprazole if you suffer from muscle stiffness or inflexibility with high fever, sweating, altered mental status, or very rapid or irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel drowsy after taking aripiprazole.

Frequently asked questions

Aripiprazole

Q.

Is aripiprazole addictive/narcotic/controlled substances?
No, aripiprazole is not an addictive, narcotic or controlled substances

Q.

Is aripiprazole generic for Abilify?
Yes, aripiprazole is generic name of Abilify, the trade name

Q.

Is aripiprazole a Benzodiazepine/ Benzo?
No, aripiprazole belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic

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Is aripiprazole an antipsychotic?
Yes, it belongs to a group of medications called atypical antipsychotic.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)