How do you take Abilify Discmelt?
Place each dose on the tongue, allow it to dissolve completely, then swallow it with saliva. You do not need to take this medication with water. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed.
What happens if you forget to take Abilify?
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 your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. If you miss several doses, talk to your doctor right away.
What is Abilify 10 mg used for?
Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression.
What are the side effects of too much Abilify?
An overdose of Abilify could be fatal, so seek immediately help or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 if you overdose. Overdose symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, weakness, widening of pupils, confusion, involuntary movements, changes in heartbeat, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
Will I gain weight on ABILIFY?
Abilify is also associated with metabolism problems. This can lead to weight gain and dangerously high blood sugar levels.
Does ABILIFY make you feel high?
Dopamine agonists such as aripiprazole activate dopamine receptors in the brain, literally opening up those pathways. Among the resulting side effects are euphoria, increased orgasmic activity and pathological addictions that include compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating and sexual behavior.
Will ABILIFY calm me down?
Aripiprazole may help calm irritability in children and teens with autism. Your doctor may use it with other medicine to treat depression. You can get a shot of aripiprazole to treat agitation with schizophrenia or bipolar mania. Aripiprazole can help your mind become more stable.
Does Abilify change your personality?
Does aripiprazole change my personality? Many people worry that medications will alter their personality or change who they are. As long as you’re taking the right dosage, aripiprazole will not change your personality or blunt your emotions. Actually, it will help you feel like yourself again.
Why does Abilify make you hungry?
Why Do Antipsychotics Make You Gain Weight? Antipsychotic drugs can make you hungrier, so you might eat more. That’s because they change the way your brain and hormones work together to control your appetite.
Does Abilify have a generic brand?
Abilify is the brand name for the generic drug Aripiprazole and is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and irritability with autism by changing the way certain chemicals and hormones are created and transmitted in the brain.
Is Abilify a SSRI medication?
Doctors can prescribe Abilify as an ‘enhancer’ to an SSRI if it is not having the full desired effect. Ativan is a benzo that is usually prescribed short term on an as needed basis.
What is Abilify prescribed for exactly?
Abilify (aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depression).
Does Abilify have a generic equivalent?
A generic version of Abilify has been approved by the FDA. However, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be commercially available – possibly because of drug patents and/or drug exclusivity. The following products are equivalent to Abilify and have been approved by the FDA: aripiprazole tablet;oral.