1. What is ABIZOL and what is it used for?
ABIZOL belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics.
ABIZOL is in the form of blue, oval, convex tablets with 5 on one side and notched on the other side, and is available in blister packs with 28 tablet forms.
ABIZOL is used for the treatment of a disease in adults and adolescents (13-17 years of age) 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.
ABIZOL is indicated for the treatment and recurrence of an unusual and persistent episode of irritability, excessive energy, needing less sleep than usual, speaking very rapidly, sometimes with an increase in thought content, and sometimes extremely reactive. used to prevent.
2. How is ABIZOL used?
Instructions for proper use and dose/frequency of administration
Always use ABIZOL exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dose of ABIZOL for adults is 15 mg once a day. 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.
Aripiprazole can be started at a low dose in the oral solution (liquid) dosage form in adolescents 13-17 years of age. 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.
Make sure to take your medicine at the same time every day.
Application route and method
Take the tablets with a sufficient amount of water (eg a glass of water).
You can take ABIZOL tablets before or after meals.
Even if you feel better, do not change or cut the daily dose of ABIZOL without first consulting your doctor.
Use in children
Aripiprazole is not recommended for use in children under 17 years of age, as its safety and efficacy have not been established. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using ABIZOL.
Use in the elderly
Use in the elderly
Special use cases
There are no special use cases.
If you have the impression that the effect of ABIZOL is too strong or weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you cannot reach your doctor, go to the nearest hospital with your medicine box.
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 ABIZOL.
If any of the following occur, stop using ABIZOL and IMMEDIATELY inform your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Allergic reactions (swelling of the mouth, tongue, face and throat, itching, rash)
• Heart attack
• Suicidal ideation
• Suicide attempt and suicide
• Ketoacidosis (the presence of ketones in the blood and urine) (in case of ketoacidosis, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness/fatigue, rapid and deep breathing, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, dry mouth, drinking a lot of water, frequent urination are seen) or coma
• Combination of fever, muscle stiffness, rapid breathing, sweating, decreased consciousness and sudden changes in blood pressure and heart rate
• High blood pressure
• A blood clot in any part of the body blocks a blood vessel (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, causing chest pain and difficulty 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 one of these, it means you have a serious allergy to ABIZOL. 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 (diabetes)
• Pancreatic inflammation
• Liver inflammation
• Swelling of the hand, wrist or wrists
• Difficulty urinating
• Prolonged or painful erection (hardening)
• Difficulty controlling body temperature or overheating
• Yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin
• Abnormal liver test values
• Changes in some blood cell levels
• Speech disorder
• Skin rash and photosensitivity
All these are serious side effects. Emergency medical attention may be required.
Serious side effects are very rare.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following: