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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and INDICATION for ABILIFY:
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.

Side Effects FAQs

Here you'll find frequently asked
questions about some of the possible
side effects of ABILIFY (aripiprazole).
Select a question to see the answer below.

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What common side effects should I know about?

In 4- and 6-week clinical studies of adults with schizophrenia, the most commonly observed side effect associated with ABILIFY was an inner sense of restlessness or need to move (akathisia). This side effect was reported by at least 5% of patients taking ABILIFY and twice as often as by patients taking a placebo.

In clinical studies, there was little difference between ABILIFY (7%) and placebo (9%) in the percentage of patients who stopped due to side effects.

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Will ABILIFY make me feel sleepy or tired?

In 4- and 6-week clinical studies, 9% of adults with schizophrenia taking ABILIFY tablets felt sleepy or tired, compared with 7% of patients taking a placebo. You should not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how ABILIFY affects you.

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Will ABILIFY make me gain weight?

Weight gain has been reported in patients taking medicines like ABILIFY, so you and your healthcare provider should check your weight regularly.

In clinical studies that included adults with schizophrenia, after approximately 3 weeks, patients taking ABILIFY gained an average of 0.7 pounds compared with placebo-treated patients, who lost an average of 0.2 pounds. Among patients followed up at 24 weeks, those taking ABILIFY lost an average of 3.3 pounds compared with patients taking placebo, who lost an average of 0.4 pounds.

In a clinical study of adults with schizophrenia on ABILIFY, some people experienced significant weight gain after 4 to 6 weeks. The percentage of patients who gained significant weight (based on gaining 7% or more of body weight) was 8.1% for ABILIFY compared with 3.2% for patients treated with placebo.

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Will ABILIFY affect my blood sugar?

Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) can happen in some people who take ABILIFY. 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.

In clinical studies that included adults with schizophrenia, changes in fasting blood sugar levels were not significantly different among patients taking ABILIFY and those taking placebo. Some patients taking ABILIFY who had borderline blood sugar levels at the start of clinical studies experienced a change to high blood sugar levels during treatment.

The percentage of patients who changed from borderline to high blood sugar levels was 17.6% among patients taking ABILIFY compared with 9.2% among patients taking placebo.

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Will ABILIFY cause movement problems?

In clinical studies, about 1 in 5 people taking ABILIFY reported one or more of the following: restlessness, muscle stiffness, tremors, shakes or ticks, or other involuntary movements. These are sometimes called extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS).

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What should I know about taking other medicines with ABILIFY?

You may be taking other medications in addition to ABILIFY. Keep in mind that people respond to medications differently, and medications may interact with each other. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking. Together, you can discuss how ABILIFY may interact with these other medications.

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