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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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What to Expect

If you’ve been prescribed ABILIFY (aripiprazole), or even if you wish to discuss ABILIFY with your doctor, it may be helpful to know a little more about how ABILIFY fits into your treatment plan.

ABILIFY is used to treat adults and pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age with an acute manic or mixed episode associated with bipolar I disorder. ABILIFY can help manage manic symptoms, stabilize mood (manic or mixed), and reduce the risk of manic relapse.
It can be used either by itself or as an add-on treatment to lithium or valproate.


When can I expect to see results?

In clinical studies with ABILIFY, manic symptoms improved for some patients within several days. Of course, everyone reacts to medication differently, and your body may need time to adapt. If you have questions about the adjustment period, you should talk to your doctor before making changes to your routine or stopping the medication. If you are experiencing side effects or having any problems with taking your medication, be sure to discuss them with your healthcare professional.

What if I’m already taking another medicine?

In addition to the medication you’re currently taking, be sure to tell your doctor about any other medications you’re on. ABILIFY may interact with other medications, which could affect the way that each one works. Your doctor can tell you if you should start or stop any other medications while you’re on ABILIFY.

Find out information about pediatric patients with bipolar I disorder 10 to 17 years of age.

How do I take ABILIFY?

  • Take ABILIFY as directed by your doctor
  • ABILIFY is usually taken once a day, with or without food. You may want to ask your doctor for advice on what time of day to take ABILIFY
  • If you miss a dose, take your ABILIFY as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. If you miss several doses, talk to your doctor right away
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking ABILIFY
  • Do not take ABILIFY if you are pregnant or nursing a baby
  • Don’t stop taking ABILIFY without talking with your doctor first

Important Safety Information: Weight gain has been reported in patients taking medicines like ABILIFY (aripiprazole) so your weight should be checked regularly. Weight gain in children (ages 6 to 17) should be compared against that expected with normal growth.

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