How does Abilify work?

Scientific name: Aripiprazole

English name: Abilify

Drug class: Antipsychotics

Drug Subcategory: Atypical Antipsychotics

Main use: bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia

Common dosage forms:
– 2mg, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg (tablets)
– 10mg, 15mg (dissolvable tablet)
– 300mg, 400mg (extended release injection suspension)

How does Abilify work?
Ambrief is a product that contains aripiprazole. Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic that regulates our mood by inhibiting the actions of dopamine and serotonin. Therefore, Enbril is mainly used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.

How to use Abilify and adjust the dose?
Anbrixil is available in different dosage forms, including regular tablets (Abilify), oral-dissolving lozenges (Abilify Discmelt), and injections (Abilify Maintena). Oral dissolving lozenges are suitable for patients with difficulty swallowing.

Adult
Oral: The usual dose is 10-15mg taken once daily
Injections: Once your daily oral dose has stabilized, switch to monthly injections. 400mg monthly by intramuscular injection (you must continue to take oral ambrifob (or other oral antipsychotic) for 14 days at the start of the injection course)

Teens (13-17 years old)
Oral: Start at 2 mg once daily, increase to 5 mg after two days, then increase to 10 mg every two days (maintenance dose)

Treatment of bipolar disorder (manic episodes or mixed episodes)
Adult
Oral: When this drug is used as monotherapy, the starting dose is 15 mg per day; when this drug is used as combination therapy (with Lithium or Valproate Sodium), the starting dose is 10 mg per day -15mg. Your doctor may increase the dose to 30mg daily if needed
Injections: Once your daily oral dose has stabilized, switch to monthly injections. 400mg monthly by intramuscular injection (you must continue to take oral ambrifob (or other oral antipsychotic) for 14 days at the start of the injection course)

Children (10-17 years old)
Oral: Start at 2 mg once daily, increase to 5 mg after two days, then increase to 10 mg every two days (maintenance dose)

Treatment of major depressive disorder (as adjunctive therapy to antidepressants)
aldult
Oral: start at 2-5 mg once daily, then gradually increase the dose to 15 mg once daily

What are the side effects of Abilify?
Common side effects of Amritox include weight gain, sedation, nausea, constipation, mobility problems, headache, and increased blood sugar levels.

Who is not suitable for Abilify?
People who are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in its preparations.

Pharmacist Tip:
– Even if you feel well, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
– If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar levels regularly as this medicine can raise blood sugar levels.
– Avoid driving or operating machinery until you understand how this medicine affects you.
– Avoid overheating or dehydration during treatment, as this medicine may affect the body’s thermoregulatory function, so drink plenty of water and avoid excessive exercise.

Common taking time:
Amritox can be taken on an empty or full stomach.

The information is for reference only, and the actual medication time will be adjusted according to individual circumstances.

Common possible conflicting drugs:
– Clarithromycin
– Carbamazepine
– Rifampicin
– Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam
– Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine
– Antifungals such as Ketoconazole, Itraconazole

If you are taking the above medicines, please inform your doctor or pharmacist, the dosage may need to be adjusted.

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