Abilify

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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.

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Abilify 10mg

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Abilify 10mg

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Abilify 15mg

Aripiprazole 15mg

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Abilify 15mg

Abilify 15mg

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Abilify 20mg

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Abilify 20mg

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  • Manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada
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Aripiprazole 30mg

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Abilify Helps Treat the Following Conditions:

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder experience unusual shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. Moods range from extremely elevated to energized to depressive. Also known as manic-depressive illness, this condition often involves changes in sleep pattern and unusual behavior. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder – bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymia, and unspecified bipolar disorder.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental disorder, often manifesting in disabling symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions. Patients may also experience difficulty in understanding information and making decisions. Symptoms usually start in late teens to young adulthood.

Tourette’s disorder

Tourette’s disorder is a neurological disorder which normally starts in children aged 3-9 years. Patients usually make uncontrollable, repetitive sounds and movements. For most people, symptoms peak during their teenage years and weaken later on in life.

Autistic disorder

Autistic disorder or autism is usually diagnosed in toddlers aged 2-3 years. There are many types of autism and the symptoms may manifest with different severity in different people. Usually, people with autism experience a wide range of challenges with social skills and communication.

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder which manifests in feelings of worthlessness, lack of interest in day-to-day activities and anxiety. It requires long-term treatment.

Generic Alternatives to Abilify

The active ingredient in Abilify is called aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication which helps to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Patients have a choice of buying brand name Abilify or generic alternatives. A number of safe, affordable generic alternatives to Abilify are available through our international online pharmacy.

Abilify in the News

Can People Recover From Bipolar Disorder?

People with bipolar disorder are often misdiagnosed – they go through manic, hypomanic and depressive episodes at different times, but healthcare providers only see one of those episodes at a time.

A diagnosis can actually be empowering. Learning that you have bipolar disorder gives you valuable information about the difficulties you've been having. Through a combination of self-management and quality treatment, many people live well with bipolar disorder.

One recently published study shows that self-management of bipolar symptoms plays a strong role in personal recovery. Another study concluded that empowering people to manage their mood and view mood changes as normal may facilitate recovery.

For some people, a mood stabilizer such as lithium can offer a complete remission of symptoms. Bipolar often responds very well to medication, and stopping medication does come with a significant risk of relapse. Treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are also promising. While medication helps stabilize your mood, therapy can help you develop new ways of thinking and being to create lasting change.

Source: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-07-20/can-people-recover-from-bipolar-disorder

First clear-cut risk genes for Tourette disorder revealed

Researchers have identified the first "high-confidence" risk gene for Tourette disorder. The team – a consortium of scientists from UC San Francisco, Rutgers University, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Florida, and Yale School of Medicine – also identified three other probable risk genes.

The team compared the protein-coding regions of the genomes of children with Tourette disorder to the genomes of their parents to identify so-called de novo variants – rare genetic mutations that are not inherited from parents but occur spontaneously at conception. De novo variants often have stronger biological effects than inherited variants.

This analysis identified variants of the gene WWC1 – involved in brain development, memory, and the brain's response to the hormone estrogen – as having a greater than 90 percent probability of contributing to Tourette disorder. The scientists discovered three other genes with at least 70 percent probability of contributing to the disorder.

The findings are a step forward in understanding the biology of the disorder and will help in the search for better treatments.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503131936.htm

Abilify General Information

Overview

Abilify contains the active substance aripiprazole, an antipsychotic drug which helps to regulate the balance of chemicals, known as neurotransmitters, in the brain. As a result of this, Abilify is commonly prescribed to patients who suffer from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also helps manage some symptoms of Tourette’s disorder and autism. In combination with other drugs, it is also sometimes used to treat depression.

Warnings

This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems in older people. If used by older dementia sufferers, Abilify may increase the risk of stroke, irregular heartbeat, heart failure or pneumonia. Patients who use Abilify together with other medications for depression should carefully read the information pertaining to all drugs they are taking.

The information on this page is not a replacement for a consultation with a physician, qualified to treat this condition and prescribe medication. The information is supplied by a third party, independent from this website and only serves to raise awareness about this condition and point out basic information regarding treatment.

The website cannot take responsibility for the reliability or medical efficacy of the information provided. As mentioned above, patients should seek medical attention to ensure effective and safe treatment.

Not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. The source country, shipping country or drug manufacturer may vary depending on availability.

The website also maintains commercial ties with dispensaries around the world. Products can be sourced from a number of countries. Patients should note that different items within an order can be shipped from different jurisdictions, depending on availability and cost at the time an order was placed.

How to Use Abilify

Abilify and its generic alternatives should be taken exactly as prescribed by a patient’s doctor, and the dosage depends on the patient’s condition, age, response to treatment and other medications they may be taking. Patients should discuss the full list of prescription medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor, before starting treatment with Abilify.

Most patients are prescribed one daily oral dose with or without food. Similar drugs, also available in immediate-release tablets, can be split or crushed. However, the manufacturer recommends that Abilify is swallowed whole. Consult the treating physician or pharmacist for guidance.

Patients who take this medication in liquid form should measure doses precisely, using a special measuring device. Household spoons are not suitable for use.

To reduce the risk of negative side effects, some patients start taking this medication at a low dose, increasing it gradually. It is necessary to take Abilify regularly in order to experience its full benefit. To reduce the risk of forgetting, patients are advised to take the medication at the same time each day. It may take several weeks for patients to experience the full benefit of this medication.

Patients should continue taking Abilify even if they feel well. It is not possible to stop this medication without consulting the treating physician first. In the event the medication is stopped suddenly, patients may experience a worsening of their condition. To avoid this, it is necessary to decrease dosage gradually.

Precautions

Before starting treatment patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Abilify or its main ingredients.

It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially cerebrovascular disease or history of stroke. Patients should report a family history of diabetes or any heart problems like low blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure and irregular heartbeat.

The treating physician should be notified if a patient suffers from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), sleep apnea, dementia or seizures. Swallowing problems, low white blood cell counts or history of low white blood cell counts caused by medication should also be reported.

Abilify and its generic versions may cause blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness. Patients should use caution when driving, using machinery, or performing activities requiring alertness until the effects of the medication are known. Alcoholic beverages should be avoided.

Some patients taking this medication may find that they produce less sweat, which increases the likelihood of heat stroke. On hot days, patients should drink plenty of fluids and avoid exercising or performing any other activities that may cause them to overheat. Using hot tubs should also be avoided.

In the event of overheating, patients should take immediate steps to cool down and rest. Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of serious overheating – mood changes, headache or dizziness – persist.

Diabetic patients should be aware that liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar.

Older adults are likely to be more sensitive to some of the negative side effects of this medication such as tardive dyskinesia, swallowing problems, seizures, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. There is an increased risk of falling.

Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements and herbal products they are taking.

Women who are pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – should discuss the safe use of Abilify and its generic alternatives with their doctors. It is not possible to abruptly stop this medication. Untreated mood and mental problems can have serious effects. In rare cases, babies born to mothers who use this medication in their last trimester may develop symptoms such as muscle stiffness or shakiness, drowsiness, constant crying, and feeding or breathing difficulties. Parents should contact a physician immediately if they notice such symptoms in their newborn.

Aripiprazole passes into breast milk and is not recommended for use by nursing mothers.

Missed Dose

Patients who miss a dose of Abilify should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up the dose in order to catch up.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change the way Abilify works and can increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.

Some substances, such as the heartburn medication metoclopramide (Reglan), may react negatively with Abilify.

Patients should inform their doctor if they use other products – like alcohol or marijuana – that cause drowsiness. Opioid pain or cough relievers like codeine and hydrocodone have the same effect as do drugs for sleep or anxiety such as alprazolam, lorazepam, and zolpidem. Muscle relaxants (like carisoprodol and cyclobenzaprine) and antihistamines (like Zyrtec and Benadryl) have the same effect. Patients should check the labels of all allergy and cough-and-cold products for ingredients that cause drowsiness and discuss the safe use of such products with their pharmacist.

Abilify Side Effects

Some patients may experience dizziness and lightheadedness, increasing the risk of falling. Patients should get up slowly to reduce the risk of injury from falling. Other common side effects include drowsiness, tiredness, headache, blurred vision, constipation, vomiting, and drooling. Some patients may experience weight gain or have trouble sleeping.

Patients need to inform their physician immediately should they experience seizures, fainting, anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts. Any trouble swallowing, restlessness in the legs, tremors or muscle spasms should also be reported. Serious side effects also include mask-like expression of the face, sleep apnea, and signs of infection like fever and persistent sore throat.

Patients should seek medical help in the event they experience difficulty in controlling urges such as gambling, sex, eating or shopping.

In rare cases, Abilify and its generic alternatives may increase blood sugar levels, a concern for diabetic patients who may need to adjust their medication and diet. Others should monitor for symptoms such as increased thirst and urination.

In some patients, there is a rare risk of developing tardive dyskinesia, which has symptoms of involuntary, repetitive body movements. In some cases, the condition may be permanent. Patients should monitor for any unusual movements, especially of the face, mouth, tongue, arms or legs.

Rarely, aripiprazole may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a very serious and possibly life-threatening condition. Patients should seek immediate medical help in the event of fever, muscle stiffness, severe tiredness, and confusion. Symptoms also include sweating, irregular heartbeat, dark urine and a change in the amount of urine produced.

Serious allergic reactions to Abilify are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergy symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.

Storage

Abilify should be stored at room temperature away from light or moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.

Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.



Abilify Drug Information

  • Abilify Overview

    Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). Abilify can decrease hallucinations and improve your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. Aripiprazole can treat severe mood swings and decrease how often mood swings occur.

  • Abilify Warnings

    There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when Abilify is used by older adults with dementia. Abilify is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of Abilify, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor. If you are using aripiprazole in combination with other medication to treat depression, also carefully read the drug information for the other medication.

  • How to Use Abilify

    Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking aripiprazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Abilify by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The Dosage of Abilify is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start Abilify at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. The manufacturer directs to swallow Abilify whole. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be split/crushed. Follow your doctor's direction on how to take Abilify. If you are using the liquid form of Abilify, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/cup. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Do not increase your dose or use Abilify more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of Abilify. Use Abilify regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking Abilify even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Abilify without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Abilify is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

  • Abilify Precautions

    Before taking aripiprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. may contain inactive ingredients (such as propylene glycol), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Abilify, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,problems with blood flow in the brain (such as cerebrovascular disease, stroke), diabetes (including family history), heart problems (such as low blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat), nervous system problems (such as dementia, NMS, seizures), obesity, low white blood cell count (including history of low white blood cell count caused by medications), swallowing problems, breathing trouble during sleep (sleep apnea). Abilify may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Abilify may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness. Liquid preparations of may contain sugar. Caution is advised if you have diabetes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using safely. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Abilify, especially seizures, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, tardive dyskinesia, swallowing problems, and other serious (rarely fatal) side effects. () Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and confusion can increase the risk of falling. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Abilify should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who have used Abilify during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop symptoms including muscle stiffness or shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn especially during their first month, tell the doctor right away. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking Abilify unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Abilify during pregnancy. Abilify passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using Abilify is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Abilify Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Abilify, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Abilify Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.metoclopramide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

  • Abilify Side Effects

    Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, excess saliva/drooling, blurred vision, weight gain, constipation, headache, and trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Dizziness and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Abilify because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Abilify do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,fainting, mental/mood changes (such as increased anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts), trouble swallowing, restlessness (especially in the legs), shaking (tremor), muscle spasm, mask-like expression of the face, seizures, trouble controlling certain urges (such as gambling, sex, eating or shopping), interrupted breathing during sleep. Abilify may rarely make your blood sugar rise, which can cause or worsen diabetes. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. If you already have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet. Abilify may rarely cause a condition called tardive dyskinesia. In some cases, this condition may be permanent. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any unusual uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs). Abilify may rarely cause a very serious condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).fever, muscle stiffness/pain/tenderness/weakness, severe tiredness, severe confusion, sweating, fast/irregular heartbeat, dark urine, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine). A very serious allergic reaction to Abilify is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

    List of Abilify side effects
  • Abilify Storage

    Store the tablet and the oral liquid at room temperature away from light and moisture. Discard the oral solution 6 months after opening or after the expiration date, whichever comes first. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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