Abilify used in adults suffering from schizophrenia disorder

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Generic Name : Generic Abilify Brand Name : Aripiprazole
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Many people suffer from various psychotic disorders. One suffering from psychotic disorder will find it difficult to think to clear and respond. Making good judgments, effective communication and appropriate behavior are also some other problems associated with the psychotic disorder. In serious conditions, the ones who suffer from psychotic disorders will have a problem with staying in real life and even find it difficult to handle daily life.

 

The brand name given is Abilify for Aripiprazole. It is available in tablet form in strengths of 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg. It is also available in oral solution and injection forms. Aripiprazole is the active ingredient in this Abilify. It is a prescription medicine approved by FDA. It is available under the brand names Abilify, Discmelt, and Aristada.

It is classified as the type of drugs called atypical antipsychotics.

It is used to treat conditions like bipolar disorder treatment (also known as manic depression), Tourettes disorder, schizophrenia and irritability that is associated with autistic disorder. It can also be used to treat major depressive disorder.

It is used in adults suffering from depression in addition to anti-depression drugs.

It can be used for children between 10-17 years for treating manic and bipolar I disorders.

For treating schizophrenia, it can be used in adults and in children between age group of 13-17 years.

For irritability associated with the autistic condition, it can be used for children between 6-17 years.

Action Mechanism (How Abilify product works)

It is work by balancing the natural chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. It works by changing the activity of Dopamine, the neurotransmitter that is responsible for messages between nerves in the brain. This restores the balance between the chemicals and the patient will be able to think and communicate clearly. As a result, there are reduced hallucinations and improved concentration levels.

After using Abilify, improvement in symptoms is seen quick in some people and some might take as long as 4-6 weeks.

Benefits of the product Abilify

  • As it works by balancing the chemicals in the brain, the first noticeable thing is that the person is able to think clearly and communicate effectively. This results in thinking positive about them and the patient feels less nervous. With this, he is able to be attached to the daily life and can more actively take part in their daily activities. 
  • It also reduces mood swings and decreases the reoccurrence of mood swings.
  • As too much of dopamine is the reason for manic symptoms, Aripiprazole work on balancing dopamine results in treating this condition. On the other hand, too little of dopamine results in depression.
  • Its work in balancing dopamine and serotonin improves the mood, thinking and behavior of the person in whole

Dosage and storage information Of Abilify

Your doctor is the best person to judge the right dose based on your age, condition and overall health condition. The medicine should not be taken for more than 6 weeks unless advised by your doctor. However, below are some general doses for specific concerns.

Schizophrenia:

In adults: The recommended dose for schizophrenia treatment is 10mg or 15 mg per day that can be taken with or without food. The dose can be increased; however, it should not be increased before 2 weeks.

In adolescents: For patients between the age 13-17 years, a recommended dose is 10 mg per day.

There is no data to state the switching of Schizophrenia patients from other antipsychotics drugs to Abilify.

 

Bipolar  disorder

In Adults: A starting dose of 15 mg for monotherapy can be given each day without any concern with food. And for adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate, a dose between 10 to 15 mg per day can be given.

In children (10-17 years): For monotherapy and adjunctive therapy with lithium or valproate, the dose is same which is a recommended dose of 2mg per day which can be increased to 5mg per day after 2 days and the maximum that can be given is 10mg per day which should be increased after another 2 days.

 

Major Depressive disorder

In adults: For adjunctive treatment in adults those have already taken an antidepressant, the recommended dose is 2-5mg per day which can be taken up to a maximum of 15 mg per day. The dose can be adjusted in 5mg per day in intervals of 1 week. Patients should also be assessed periodically while giving this drug.

 

Irritability associated with autistic disorder:

In children between 6-17 years, a recommended dose is to start at 2 mg per day and the range is between 5-15mg per day. The dose can be increased to 5mg gradually in intervals of 1 week.

 

Tourette's Disorder:

For children between the age of 6-18 years, the starting dose is 2 mg per day and the range is 5-20mg per day that should be increased slowly in intervals of 1 week.

In case you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it and avoid overdosing of clubbing 2 doses.

All forms of Abilify should be stored at 25°C (77°F) in a cool and dry place. Aripiprazole liquid can be used up to 6 months after opening it and should not be used after the medicine expires.

User reviews Aripiprazole

Reviews given below are average thoughts of users from various websites.

Users of Abilify for bipolar I disorder reported the medicine to be good in treating the disorder. The ease of availability of medicine is also rated to be quite easy to use with satisfactory results from the drug. Some people reported of side effects like restlessness and weight gain.

People who have used Abilify for schizophrenia have reported the medicine to be effective while there is a lot of weight gain noted as a side effect. Other side effects told are anxiousness, restless feeling, and loss of interest. There are also those who found a great difference after using this drug.

Precautions to be taken while using Aripiprazole

In order to check that Abilify is a safe medicine for you, discuss your health condition you’re your doctor including all the medicines that you take. Especially, discuss problems related to kidney or liver, heart diseases like irregular heartbeat, blood pressure, and history of heart attacks, cholesterol problems, seizures, trouble in swallowing, diabetes or any history of mental/mood disorders.

People can have suicidal thoughts and hence care is needed.

Aripiprazole can increase blood sugar. Hence get your sugar levels checked regularly. Also, avoid liquid Aripiprazole if you are diabetic as it contains 15 grams of sugar.

Regular checks ups are required.

Do not make any changes to the dose and use the medicine regularly as prescribed.

Do not stop using it suddenly.

Always refill your prescription before you run out of stock.

Avoid alcohol

Avoid getting dehydrated and overheated. Hence, it is advisable to drink a lot of water.

Dizziness or drowsiness could occur. You could also have impaired thinking. Hence, avoid getting up all of a sudden.

This medication is not recommended for dementia and if used, there is a risk of death.

Side effects Of Abilify

Below are some side effects associated with Aripiprazole. This is not the complete list there could be other problems as well.

Common side effects are:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness/ drowsiness/tired feeling
  • headache
  • constipation
  • weight gain;
  • changes in appetite
  • blurred vision;
  • anxiety
  • drooling;
  • feeling restless;
  • sleep problems like insomnia
  • cold symptoms like – sneezing, stuffy nose, or a sore throat.

Serious problems that need medical attention are:

  • Severe nervous system reactions like sweating, tremors, confusion, stiff muscles etc.
  • seizures
  • trouble swallowing
  • speech problems
  • uncontrolled movement in eyes/lips/tongue/face/arms/ legs
  • restless feeling
  • severe agitation
  • High blood sugar indicated like – increased urination, dry mouth, dry skin, weight loss, hunger etc.