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MyCite Starter Kit (oral with sensor)

Generic Name: Aripiprazole (oral with sensor) (oral with sensor) AR-i-PIP-ra zole AR-i-PIP ra-zole
Names of Brands: Abilify MyCite Maintenance Kit and Abilify MyCite Starter Kit
Drug Class: Atypical antipsychotics

What is MyCite Starter Kit ?

The Abilify MyCite Startup Kit

provides an antipsychotic drug that is used to treat people suffering from schizophrenia.

Abilify MyCite Starter Kit Abilify MyCite Starter Kit may be used as a stand-alone product or as a part of a medication that helps to improve mood in people suffering from bipolar disorder (manic depression).

The Abilify MyCite Starter Kit is used in conjunction with antidepressant medications for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults.

The Abilify MyCite Starter Kit can be used for other purposes not covered in this guideline.

Side Effects of MyCite Starter Kit 

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

The Abilify MyCite Starter Kit may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician right away if you are suffering from:

  • Extreme anxiety, dismay, agitation, or an uneasy feeling;

  • Uncontrollable or twitching movements of your lips, eyes, tongues, arms, or legs;

  • The appearance of the face is like a mask; difficulty swallowing; difficulties with speech;

  • Seizure (convulsions);

  • Extreme nervous system reaction, very rigid (rigid) muscles with extremely high temperatures, sweating in confusion, fast or irregular heartbeats, and a feeling that you could be stricken with a stroke;

  • Low blood cells—fever, chills, sore throat, weakening, bleeding, bruising that's not normal, and red or purple spots on your skin or

  • Blood sugar—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, a dry mouth, and a fruity breath smell.

There is a possibility that you will experience increased sexual urges, unusual cravings for gambling, and other extreme desires while using the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit. Discuss this with your physician in the event of this

Common negative side effects of the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit may include:

  • Being anxious, shakey, or agitated;

  • Nausea, constipation;

  • Dizziness, drowsiness,

  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Make sure to

Seek advice from your doctor for medical advice about adverse effects. If you have any concerns, report the reaction to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

It is not recommended to use the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit because it is not approved for use by older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis.

People suffering from mental illnesses such as depression or other mental disorders could be prone to thoughts of suicide. Certain young people may experience more suicidal thoughts after beginning treatment for depression.

Contact your physician immediately if you observe any sudden vary in your mood or behavior or thought of taking your own life.

 

Prior to taking this medicine be sure to speak with your doctor.

It is not recommended to utilize the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit if you have an allergy to it.

It is possible that the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit may increase the chance of dying for older adults suffering from dementia-related psychosis. It isn't specifically approved for use in this manner.

Speak to your doctor if you are ever diagnosed with:

  • Heart conditions or strokes; 

  • Blood pressure, blood pressure, or lower blood pressure;

  • Diabetic (in the case of you or an immediate family member);

  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count;

  • Seizures;

  • Difficulty with swallowing.

Patients who suffer from mental illness or depression could consider suicide.

Young people might experience an increased risk of suicide when they first take medication to treat depression. Keep vigilant for any changes in your mood or signs. Your caregivers or family members must also be aware of unexpected changes in your behavior.

It is possible that the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit can cause elevated levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia). If you're diabetic, be sure to check your sugar level with care.

Antipsychotic medication taken during the last three months of pregnancy can cause serious issues for the baby. Tell your doctor right away if you get pregnant. Don’t stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.

If you're expecting and you are a registered mother, your name could be added to the registry for pregnancy to monitor the effects of the drug aripiprazole on the infant.

Check with your doctor to get advice on whether it is safe to breastfeed during the use of the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit.

Before You Take This Drug?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and study all medication guides or instruction sheets. The doctor might alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.

Abilify MyCite is an electronic device and drug system made up of four components:

  • A MyCite tablet that has an internal sensor.

  • Its MyCite Patch (to wear on the skin) is able to detect activity coming from the tablet's sensor after you shut off the device and transmits this information to your smartphone.

  • The Mycite App (a phone application) tracks when you use your tablet and records information about your sleep, activity, and mood.

  • An online portal that allows you to share details via the MyCite App. MyCite application with health care providers

Mycite Patch Mycite Patch usually detects a tablet within 30 minutes after you have taken it. If the tablet isn't recognized, don't take the dose again.

It could take as long as 2 hours or more for the app for smartphones and the web-based portal to determine the tablet you've used.

You can use the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit with or without food.

Your doctor should monitor your health regularly.

You should take the tablet in one go and make sure not to crush the tablet, chew it or break it.

At room temperature, clear of moisture and heat.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include drowsiness and vomiting, as well as aggression, confusion, and tremors. They can also be accompanied by rapid as well as low heart rates, seizures (convulsions), slow or weak breathing, fainting, or coma.

 

What Should Be Avoided?

Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand how Abilify MyCite's Starter Kit can impact your health. Drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion can cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.

When you're using the Abilify MyCite Starter Kit, you could be more sensitive to extreme heat. Be sure to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated. Take plenty of water, particularly in hot weather and when exercising.

Interaction With Other Drugs

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain medications can alter your blood levels from other medications you take, which could create side effects or render the medication less effective.

Other medications can affect Abilify MyCite's starter kit, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medicines you are taking.

 

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