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

For Friends and Family

If your loved one has schizophrenia, then it may be helpful and important for you to understand as much as possible about schizophrenia. By staying informed, you can serve as a source of support, and help your loved one with his or her treatment plan.

Family and Friends Can Help

There are many ways you can help your loved one with schizophrenia. Your involvement can be as casual as calling regularly, or as involved as taking your loved one to appointments and helping with day-to-day activities.

  • Encourage your loved one to stick with the treatment plan
    You can also encourage him or her to avoid harmful habits, like smoking or using alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • Learn the warning signs of a relapse
    When you notice them, share your observations with your loved one in a caring manner, and suggest a call to a doctor.
  • Share the responsibility with others
    This can reduce the stress that can occur when caring for someone with schizophrenia, and can prevent emotional fatigue or resentment.
  • Plan ahead
    When your loved one is stable, discuss plans for taking care of him or her in the event that you notice signs of relapse. For example, agree that it would be OK for you to call the doctor if you see changes in his or her behavior.
  • Take advantage of support groups
    There are several resources available for family members and friends of people with schizophrenia. Find a resource center, an assistance program, or the branch of a national advocacy group near you.

Where Else to Find Help

Caring for someone with schizophrenia can be a lot of work, and you may need a little help or guidance. Below are some resources where you can connect with other people in a similar situation and learn from their experiences:

The organizations and resources listed are not affiliated with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. As such, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. does not adopt, endorse, opine, or make any representation as to the truth, accuracy, legality, or any other aspect of the information provided by these organizations or resources.

Important Safety Information: It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you experience prolonged, abnormal muscle spasms or contractions, which may be signs of a condition called dystonia.

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  • In Her Own Words

    Meet Andrea, a real ABILIFY (aripiprazole)
    patient who got help treating her schizophrenia.

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