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.

Your Treatment Plan

Treating schizophrenia is an ongoing process. But with the right treatment plan, symptom improvement may be possible.

Although there is no cure for schizophrenia, its symptoms are treatable. With the appropriate treatment plan, some people with schizophrenia may be able to move forward in their lives. A treatment plan may include medication, therapy, and the support of family and friends.

Challenges During Therapy

Finding the right treatment plan isn't always easy. People sometimes have difficulty sticking to it because their medication isn't working for them or they are experiencing side effects. Also, unhealthy lifestyle choices like abusing alcohol or illegal drugs can make it harder to establish and follow a treatment plan.

So, manage your schizophrenia one day at a time. And try not to let setbacks get in the way. You can stay on track with your treatment by talking with your healthcare professional regularly, taking your medication as directed, and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits.

The Risk of Relapse

Sticking to a treatment plan should be a top priority since it can help reduce the risk of relapse (return or worsening of symptoms). The more relapses a person has, the harder it becomes to recover. Treatment can delay or prevent a relapse, so it’s important for the patient, as well as family and friends, to learn more about symptoms and how to identify signs of a relapse.

While a relapse may occur for any of several reasons, it often happens because the person stops taking his or her medication as prescribed. If you or your loved one begins to show signs of a relapse, contact a doctor immediately.

People who experience the onset of relapse may begin to:

  • Feel suspicious or paranoid
  • Pull away from people and social settings
  • Feel irritable
  • Have bizarre ideas or altered perceptions
  • Have trouble interacting or expressing themselves verbally

Psychosocial Treatment

As you move forward and start to be involved in activities you enjoy, you might find that you need counseling to help improve life skills. This therapy typically focuses on teaching practical coping skills, such as solving problems and minimizing stress in everyday life. Some therapists might also focus on helping you learn skills to improve social interactions.

Important Safety Information: Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) can happen in some people who take
ABILIFY (aripiprazole). 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.

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