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

Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in some children, teenagers, and young adults, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are themselves associated with an increase in the risk of suicide. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient’s healthcare provider right away, especially if they are severe or occur suddenly. ABILIFY®(aripiprazole) is not approved for use in pediatric patients with depression. 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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While there is no cure for bipolar I disorder, there are effective approaches to help manage the symptoms. ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is an option that may help.

In a large 4-week clinical study of pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age with bipolar I disorder, those treated with ABILIFY showed improvement in symptoms of manic and mixed episodes. Learn about manic and mixed episodes

Everyone reacts to medication differently, and it's important to give your child’s body time to adapt. If you have questions about the adjustment period and side effects, you should talk to your child's doctor before making changes to his or her routine or stopping the medication.

Starting on ABILIFY

ABILIFY is taken once a day, with or without food. If a dose is missed, your child shouldn’t take a double dose. Instead, he or she should take the next scheduled dose. Be sure your child takes ABILIFY as prescribed by his or her doctor. Talk to your child’s doctor before stopping ABILIFY or changing your
child’s dose. If your child is experiencing side effects or having any problems with taking his or her medication, be sure to discuss them with the healthcare professional.

How ABILIFY Is Thought to Work

The exact way ABILIFY—or any other medication for bipolar I disorder—works is unknown. However, it is thought that ABILIFY may work by adjusting the level of key brain chemicals. Learn more

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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