Abilify (Aripiprazole)

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What is Abilify?

Abilify is used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, bipolar disorder and irritability associated with autism. These are mood/mental illnesses that affect your daily life. It can help prevent or decrease the severity of symptoms such as hallucinations, Poor opinion of oneself, mood swings and nervousness. It may be used alongside other drugs to treat depression and get the best result.

Abilify (Aripiprazole) FAQs

How does Abilify work?

Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic medication that works by managing the chemicals of the brain to provide a healthy balance.

How do you use Abilify?

Abilify is taken orally once a day, depending on your doctor’s instructions. Your dose may change depending on your treatment progress to prevent side effects. It may take several weeks of proper use to see the full benefits of treatment.

Do not take extra doses as it will not improve your condition. Let your doctor know if you do not see the expected results after a period of time. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next one.

If your doctor recommends an oral solution or orally disintegrating tablet, they can advise you on how to properly use the product. The liquid form may have sugar. The risks and benefits should be weighed for individuals with diabetes.

What are the precautions and warnings of Abilify?

All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medication guide. Carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.

Advise your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before treatment:

  • nervous system problems
  • sleep apnea
  • irregular heartbeat
  • swallowing problems
  • coronary artery disease
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • low white blood cell count
  • heart failure
  • low blood pressure
  • cerebrovascular disease

You may have a higher risk of experiencing heat stroke when taking this medicine. Avoid hot weather, tanning beds or hot tubs. Dressing in light clothes, seeking shade and drinking liquids can help overheating. Seek medical attention if you experience persistent headaches, dizziness or changes in mood.

What drugs Interact with Abilify?

There are potential known drug interactions associated with Abilify. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current  prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.

  • Entrectinib
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Lofexidine
  • Mefloquine
  • Quinine
  • Doxylamine
  • Benzhydrocodone
  • Paliperidone
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Pimavanserin
  • Solifenacin
  • Potassium Oxybate
  • Hydromorphone
  • Ribociclib
  • Foscarnet
  • Telithromycin
  • Citalopram
  • Levofloxacin
  • Abametapir
  • Flibanserin
  • Toremifene
  • Ceritinib
  • Sertindole
  • Macimorelin
  • Nafarelin
  • Loxapine
  • Bromazepam
  • Nefazodone
  • Delamanid
  • Formoterol

What are the Side Effects of Abilify?

We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing a severe adverse reaction call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Our pharmacists are also available for counseling.

Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Abilify online.

  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • severe muscle stiffness
  • puffing of the cheeks
  • runny nose
  • uncontrolled chewing movements
  • tiredness
  • rash
  • lip smacking or puckering
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty with speaking
  • increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  • shaking
  • trouble with breathing or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • unusual facial expressions
  • irritability
  • need to keep moving
  • weight gain
  • trouble sleeping
  • fear
  • nervousness
  • redness of the skin
  • restlessness
  • dry mouth
  • rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue
  • shuffling walk
  • Anxiety
  • fever
  • loss of balance control
  • uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
  • high blood sugar

Is there a generic Abilify?

The generic equivalent is Aripiprazole. It is the active ingredient that makes it work. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if a generic product is right for you.

Can Seroquel and Abilify be taken together?

Taking these medications together can increase your risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest one over the other depending on your condition. They may caution you about the potential risks if they believe noth medicines are medically necessary.

Why take Abilify at night?

Abilify can be taken at night or in the morning. These are often the easiest times to remember to take your pills. If your doctor specifically asks you to take it in the evening, feel free to ask them if there is a therapeutic reason.

Can I drink on Abilify?

Alcohol can increase your likelihood of experiencing impaired thinking/judgment, dizziness and drowsiness. Your doctor will likely advise you to limit your alcohol consumption or ask you to stop drinking entirely.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.