Abilify (Aripiprazole) Product Information
Abilify is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat people who suffer from bipolar depression and schizophrenia. A valid prescription is required to buy Abilify and generic aripiprazole from PricePro Pharmacy. You can fax, email, or directly upload your prescription on our website from your desktop or mobile device.
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Brand name Abilify is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and we provide it in the following dosages: 2mg, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg and 30mg tablets. We also carry generic Abilify known as Aripiprazole in these doses for additional savings. There is no current Abilify coupon available to redeem; however, you can pay with a check and receive 5% off your order and each re-order.
What is Abilify used for?
Abilify or Aripiprazole is a prescription drug for curing manic depression and schizophrenia. In adults it works well when it is combined with other drugs for MDD (major depressive disorder). In kids below thirteen years of age with schizophrenia, or those under ten years with bipolar 1 disorder (manic depression), it is not clear whether Abilify is safe or unsafe to use. For kids who are six years or older, Aripiprazole is prescribed for Tourette’s disorder or autistic disorder. The latter medical condition is characterized by mood swings, tantrums, irritability, self-injury and aggression. In terms of how it works, Abilify changes the actions of given brain chemicals to make the person feel better.
How is this medication prescribed?
This medicine can be bought as a tablet, liquid, an injection solution, a slow-release injection or a tablet that can disintegrate. The beginning dose for someone with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder is usually 10mg to 15mg each day. However, you can take up to 30mg per day if your doctor allows it.
Take Abilify at the same time every day. You may take it with or without food. If you are taking the disintegrating pill, ensure that your hands are dry when removing it from the packaging. Put the tablet under tongue and leave it to dissolve. Alternatively, take Abilify tablet with some liquid.
If you took an overdose you would know because of the symptoms: nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, tremors or muscle twitches. If it happens, contact your doctor or a poison control center near you right away.
Should you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can remember. However, skip the dose if you are about to take your next dose. Don’t stop taking Abilify abruptly as it could make your sickness worse.
What are the side effects of brand and generic Abilify?
There may be side effects when taking Abilify. Some of these will be severe while the rest will be mild. The mild ones are the most common and they include:
- Dizziness and sleepiness
- Feeling nervous
- Constipation or diarrhea
- More appetite
- Abdominal discomfort
- Production of more saliva.
Abilify can also cause your weight to increase. So it is wise to start a healthier lifestyle by doing regular exercise and eating a balanced diet.
What are the precautions of taking Abilify?
If your doctor has prescribed this antipsychotic medication, then it will important to review the precautions before starting therapy. A pregnant woman should keep taking this medicine unless their doctor discontinues it. As well, any user who experiences suicidal thoughts when taking the drug should inform their healthcare professional. Finally, tell your doctor if you suffer from the following:
- Kidney disease or liver disease
- High blood pressure or low blood pressure
- Heart rhythm issues, stroke or heart disease
- Epilepsy or seizures
- High cholesterol or triglyceride levels
- Low WBC(white blood cell) count
- Difficulty swallowing
- An aripiprazole allergy
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.