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Aripiprazole (injection)

Generic name: aripiprazole (injection) [AR-i-PIP-ra-zole]
Brand names: include Abilify Asimtufii. Abilify Maintena Prefilled Tablets may be prescribed in Syringe, Aristada and Initio locations only.
Formulas for dosage: intramuscular powder for injection extended release (300 mg, 400 mg) intramuscular suspension extended release (1064 mg/3.9 millilitres) 441 mg/1.6 mL 662 mg/2.4 mL 675 mg/2.4 millilitres 780 mg/2.4 mL, 882 mg/3.2 millilitres, and 960 mg/3.2 mL)
Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

What is Aripiprazole?

Abilify Maintena and Abilify Asimtufii are utilised for the adult population to help treat schizophrenia as well as bipolar disorder.Aristada is used by adults to treat schizophrenia.Aristada Initio can be utilised in conjunction with oral Aripiprazole to restart or start Aristada.Aripiprazole can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Aripiprazole

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Long-term use or high doses of aripiprazole may cause serious movement disorders that may not be reverseable. The longer you are using Aripiprazole, the more susceptible you will be, particularly in the case of women or older people.You might experience more sexual cravings, unusual urges for gambling, and other extreme cravings when you are taking Aripiprazole. Consult your physician in the event of this.

Aripiprazole could cause serious adverse side effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Uncontrolled muscle movements in your facial muscles (chewing, lip-smacking, mouth movement, frowning, blinking, or eye movements);
  • Experiencing strangely warm or unusually cold;
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A seizure;
  • Feeling like you could (even when lying down);
  • Extreme nervous system reaction: very rigid (rigid) muscles with an extremely high temperature, sweating in confusion, fast or irregular heartbeats, tremors, or the sensation that you may faint;
  • Low blood cell counts -- fever chills, fatigue, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising unusual bleeding, pale skin, and feet being lightheaded and short of breath.
  • Indications of symptoms of fever, colds, sore throat or body aches, fatigue, loss of appetite bleeding or bruising, and
  • High blood sugar—increased thirst, more frequent urinary frequency, dry mouth, and a fruity breath smell

Common adverse effects of aripiprazole could include:

  • Being restless;
  • Pain where the medicine was injected
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness.

This list does not represent all possible side effects.Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Aripiprazole is not permitted for use by older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take aripiprazole when you are sensitive to it.Speak to your doctor if you haven't taken aripiprazole before.Aripiprazole could raise the chance of dying in elderly patients suffering from psychosis relating to dementia. However, it isn't recommended for use in this situation.

Inform your doctor if you have had or have ever been diagnosed with:

  • An issue with receiving an injection within the buttocks or in the arm
  • Heart disease, stroke, and stroke are all examples of cardiovascular disease.
  • Blood pressure, or high blood pressure,
  • Hyper-blood sugar or diabetic (in the family member of you);
  • A seizure;
  • The highest cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Dehydration
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) counts of white blood cells (WBC).

The use of antipsychotic medication during the last three months of pregnancy can cause serious issues for the infant. Notify your doctor immediately if you become pregnant, and do not stop taking prescribed medication without consulting him/her first.If you're pregnant and you are a registered mother, your name could be included on the registry for pregnancy to monitor any effects aripiprazole has on the infant.Check with your doctor to get advice on whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking aripiprazole.

How to take Aripiprazole?

If you have used another antipsychotic medication, it is possible to use it for a brief period of time. Do not alter your dose or frequency of doses without consulting your physician.If you've never taken Aripiprazole, it is possible that you will require taking it via mouth (in tablets in liquid or tablet form) prior to receiving the first injection.It's possible to keep using aripiprazole in the mouth for three weeks or more following the first injection. Maintain the dosing guidelines set out by your physician with extreme precision.Aripiprazole is injectable into muscles. The healthcare professional will give you the injection at least every 4–8 weeks. Your doctor might alter the dosage and timing of your injections.The blood sugar level of your body will need to be monitored frequently, and you might need additional medical tests.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Consult your physician for treatment. If you do not make an appointment for your Aripiprazole injection,

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include fatigue, drowsiness or slow breathing, vomiting, fatigue, aggression, as well as tremors, confusion or tremors, a rapid, slow, or irregular heart rate, and a feeling of lightheadedness, high blood pressure, seizures, or fainting.

What should be avoided?

Do not get up too quickly from lying or sitting in a position where you are dizzy. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of how aripiprazole affects your body. Drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion can cause accidents, falls, or even severe injuries.Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects can be experienced.Beware of becoming dehydrated or overheated when exercising, during the heat, or by insufficient fluid intake. Take plenty of fluids when you take Aripiprazole.Avoid sunbathing and tanning beds. Be sure to wear protective attire and sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) whenever you're outside.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain medications can alter your blood levels and the other medications you take, which could create side effects or render the medications less effective.

Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are taking currently. Aripiprazole can be affected by a variety of drugs, in particular:

  • Blood pressure medication;
  • Benzodiazepine sedatives such as valium, klonopin, or xanax;
  • The bronchodilator asthma medicine
  • The cold and allergy medicine for colds or allergies (benadryl and others);
  • Medication to treat the overactive bladder;
  • Medicines used to cure the symptoms of parkinson's disease treatment for parkinson's disease
  • Medicine to treat stomach disorders, motion sickness, and ibs

This list isn't complete, and other medications may influence Aripiprazole. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.




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