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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,
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.
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
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How ABILIFY Is Thought to Work
While the exact way that ABILIFY works is not fully understood, many scientists believe it affects the activity of some key brain chemicals.More