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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 indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents 13 to 17 years of age.

Healthy Living

Medication, therapy, regular discussions with the doctor, and the support of family and friends should all be important parts of your teen's treatment plan. You may also want to discuss with the doctor how a few lifestyle changes could help your teen maintain
a healthy life with schizophrenia.

Here are some possible lifestyle tips you can discuss with your teen’s doctor:

  • Avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs
    Your teen should not drink alcohol while taking ABILIFY (aripiprazole). Abuse of alcohol or drugs can interfere with your teen’s treatment. Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can trigger a relapse.

  • Eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains
    Try to limit fast food, snack foods, sugar, and caffeine. Your teen should drink plenty of water and avoid getting over-heated or dehydrated. Eating a healthy diet and engaging in doctor-approved exercise can help your teen maintain his or her weight and can contribute to overall health.
  • Develop a regular sleep/wake cycle
    Your teen should try to go to bed around the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. If he or she is having difficulty sleeping, talk to the doctor. Keep in mind, ABILIFY (aripiprazole) may make your teen feel sleepy or tired. In a short-term clinical trial of teenage patients 13 to 17 years of age, 17% taking ABILIFY felt sleepy or tired compared with 6% of those taking a placebo. Even if your teen does not feel tired, you should not allow him or her to drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how ABILIFY affects him or her.

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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