1. What is ABILIFY and what is it used for?
ABILIFY belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics.
ABILIFY is a clear, colorless to light yellow solution for oral use. It is offered for use in amber colored polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with a 180 mL (150 mL filling volume) commercial product polypropylene child lock.
The packaging also contains a 25 mL dose cup and a 2.0 mL dropper.
ABILIFY is used in adults and adolescents (13-17 years) for the treatment of a disease characterized by symptoms such as hearing, seeing or feeling things that are not there, skepticism, false thoughts, incoherent speech, behavior, and emotional stagnation. Patients with this condition may also be depressed or feel guilty, anxious or tense.
ABILIFY is used to treat and relapse adults who have an unusual and persistent period of euphoria or irritability, excessive energy, needing less sleep than usual, speaking very rapidly with an acceleration in thought content and sometimes excessively reactive. used to prevent.
ABILIFY is used in combination with antidepressants to treat major depressive episodes (periods) in patients who do not respond to antidepressant treatment.
2.How to use ABILIFY?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration
Always use ABILIFY exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual adult dose of ABILIFY is 15 ml solution (equivalent to 15 mg aripiprazole) once daily. However, your doctor may give you a lower or higher dose, with a maximum of 30 mg per day. You may be prescribed additional treatment for other mood symptoms.
ABILIFY can be started at a low dose in adolescents 13-17 years of age with the oral solution (liquid) dosage form. The dose may be gradually increased to the usual adult dose of 10 mg/day. However, your doctor may give you a lower or higher dose, with a maximum of 30 mg per day.
If you have been given ABILIFY in combination with an antidepressant for the treatment of major depressive episodes, the usual starting dose is 5 mg/day. However, your doctor may give you a lower or higher dose, with a maximum of 15 mg per day.
Make sure to take your medicine at the same time every day.
Application route and method
It is taken orally.
You can take ABILIFY before or after meals. However, the oral solution should not be diluted with other liquids or mixed with any food before administration.
Do not change or cut the daily dose of ABILIFY without first consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
different age groups
Use in children
ABILIFY should not be used in children under 13 years of age, as there is limited experience with ABILIFY in this age group. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using ABILIFY.
3. What are the possible side effects?
Like all medicines, there may be side effects in people who are sensitive to the substances contained in ABILIFY.
If any of the following occur, stop using ABILIFY and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Allergic reactions (swelling of mouth, tongue, face and throat, itching, rash)
• Heart attack
• Thoughts of suicide
• Suicide attempt and suicide
• Ketoacidosis (the presence of ketones in the blood and urine) or coma
Combination of fever, muscle stiffness, rapid breathing, sweating, decreased consciousness, and sudden changes in blood pressure and heart rate
• High blood pressure
• The blockage of a blood vessel by a blood clot in any part of the body (blood clots in the veins—especially in the feet with symptoms of swelling, pain and redness in the feet—can reach the lungs through the veins and cause chest pain and difficulty in breathing.)
• Spasm of the muscles around the larynx
• Accidental inhalation of food, which may be associated with the risk of pneumonia
These are all very serious side effects. If you have any of these, you have a serious allergy to ABILIFY. You may need emergency medical attention or hospitalization.
All of these very serious side effects are very rare.
If you notice any of the following, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Chest pain
• Unusual heartbeat
• High blood sugar
• Occurrence or worsening of diabetes
• Pancreatic inflammation
• Liver inflammation
• Swelling of hands, wrists or wrists
• Difficulty urinating
• Prolonged or painful erection (hardening)
• Difficulty in controlling body temperature or overheating
• Yellowing of the white part of the eyes and skin
• Abnormal liver test values
• Changes in some blood cell levels
• Speech impairment
• Skin rash and photosensitivity