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U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.

Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with antipsychotic medicines including ABILIFY®(aripiprazole), are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis. See More Safety Information

INDICATION: ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is used for the treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults and in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age. It can be used either by itself or as an add-on treatment to lithium or valproate.

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Finding Treatment

Mapping out your treatment plan with your doctor is an important step toward managing your symptoms. Many people with bipolar I disorder look into treatments that combine medication with talk therapy.

While there is no cure for bipolar I disorder, there are effective approaches to help manage symptoms. In addition to the treatments listed below, some doctors encourage patients to track their moods. Sharing this information with the doctor can be an invaluable part of the treatment plan. Talk to your doctor to create a treatment plan that works best for you.


Medication is usually required for people with bipolar I disorder. It can play an important role in helping manage symptoms, including extreme mood swings. The primary types of medication include mood stabilizers such as lithium and valproate, and atypical antipsychotics such as
ABILIFY (aripiprazole).

Talk Therapy

In addition to medication, adding talk therapy
may also be an important part of your treatment plan. It can provide much needed support, education, and guidance as you deal with your symptoms. Talk therapy can be done individually or in groups. And the psychologist, therapist, or other healthcare professional providing therapy often works with your doctor to help track your progress.

Important Safety Information: Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) can happen in some people who take ABILIFY (aripiprazole). Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes, or risk factors (for example, obesity, family history of diabetes), or have the following symptoms: increases in thirst, urination, or hunger, feel weak or tired, sick to your stomach, or confused (or breath smells fruity), your blood sugar should be monitored.

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