ABILIFY
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INDICATION: ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) is a prescription medicine used to treat depression in adults as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant when an antidepressant alone is not enough.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders are at an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. More

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and INDICATION for ABILIFY:
U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.

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
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Tips for Taking ABILIFY

As with any medicine, it's important to take ABILIFY (aripiprazole) exactly as directed, for as long as your doctor prescribes it. Here are some tips that can help you stay on track.

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Tips for Taking ABILIFY

As with any medicine, it's important to take ABILIFY (aripiprazole) exactly as directed, for as long as your doctor prescribes it. Here are some tips that can help you stay on track.

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Talk to your doctor about all your medicines

Be sure to tell your doctor about any other medications you're on. ABILIFY may interact with other medications, which could affect the way that each one works. Your doctor can tell you if you should start or stop any other medications while you're on ABILIFY.

Know what to avoid while taking ABILIFY

  • ABILIFY may make you drowsy. So do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform other dangerous activities until you know how ABILIFY affects you
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking ABILIFY
  • Avoid breast-feeding. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take ABILIFY
  • Avoid getting over-heated or dehydrated
    • Do not over-exercise
    • In hot weather, try to stay inside or in the shade, and don't wear heavy clothing
    • Drink plenty of water

Stay on schedule

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. But remember to always take ABILIFY as directed by your doctor.

Taking ABILIFY regularly may help you get the best results from your treatment. And to help yourself stay on your prescribed schedule, there are a few things you may find helpful:

  • Try making your medication part of your daily routine
  • Mark your dose on a calendar or to-do list
  • Use a childproof, weekly pillbox to keep your ABILIFY pills in order
  • Ask a friend or family member to help remind you

Don't stop taking ABILIFY without talking to your doctor

Even if you start to feel better, it's important to keep taking ABILIFY as prescribed by your doctor. It may take time to feel the effect of ABILIFY, so don't change your routine or stop taking ABILIFY without talking to your doctor first.

Know what to do if you miss a dose

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.

Keep your doctor informed

Consider using a journal to record how you're feeling each day so you can compare it to how you felt before adding ABILIFY. Be sure to share your results with your doctor, including any side effects. This way, your doctor will better understand what effect your treatment is having and be able to adjust it if necessary.

Report any side effects to your doctor

Everyone responds differently to medication. Serious side effects have been reported with ABILIFY. Take note of any side effects you experience, and report them to your doctor. This will help your doctor understand how to manage your side effects.

Make the most of your support system

Family and friends can provide a helping hand and be a much needed source of encouragement. Don't be afraid to reach out, and accept support when you need it.