ABILIFY. 10 mg. 28 tablets
ABILIFY. 10 mg. 28 tablets
WHAT ABILIFY AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
ABILIFY is one of a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It is used to treat adults who suffer from a disease characterized by symptoms such as hearing, seeing or sensing things that are not there, suspiciousness, mistaken beliefs, speech and behavior and emotional flatness. People with this condition may experience depression, to feel a sense of guilt, anxiety or stress.
BEFORE YOU TAKE ABILIFY
Do not take ABILIFY
- If you are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the other ingredients of ABILIFY
Take special care with ABILIFY if you suffer from
- A stroke or "mini" stroke
There have been a manifestation of suicidal behavior and suicidal ideation during treatment with aripiprazole.
Children and adolescents
ABILIFY is not for use in children and adolescents as it has not been studied in patients under 18 years.
Taking ABILIFY with food and drink
ABILIFY can be taken regardless of meals
Alcohol should be avoided during treatment with ABILIFY
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant you should not take ABILIFY, unless you have discussed this with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Nursing mothers should not take ABILIFY
Driving and using machines
Do not drive or operate any machinery until you know how ABILIFY affects you
Important information about some of the ingredients of ABILIFY
If your doctor has told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE ABILIFY?
The usual dose is 15 mg once daily. However, your doctor may prescribe a lower or higher dose to a maximum of 30 mg once daily.
Try to take the ABILIFY tablet at the same time each day. It does not matter whether you take it with or without food. Always take the tablets whole with water.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Common - headache, unusual tiredness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, constipation, dizziness, trouble sleeping, restlessness, sleepiness, shaking and blurred vision.
Uncommon - uncontrolled twitching or jerking movements, convulsions
Rare - a combination of fever, muscle stiffness, faster breathing, sweating, reduced consciousness and sudden changes in blood pressure and heart rate.
Very rare - allergic reaction, salivation, abnormal speech, nervousness, agitation, seizures, inflammation of the pancreas.
In elderly patients with dementia reported more fatal accidents while taking aripiprazole.
Some patients may experience a rise in blood sugar, and onset or worsening of diabetes, or difficulty controlling core body temperature or overheating.
The active substance is aripiprazole. Each tablet contains 15 mg of aripiprazole.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, magnesium stearate, iron oxide yellow.