Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic (which simply means it is a newer antipsychotic than the original group) which may be used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. In addition, Abilify may be used as an add-on to other medications that treat depression with or without psychosis.
Hallucinations and delusions are the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, schizoaffective disorder and similar illnesses that Abilify was first used to treat.
Although Abilify is approved for long-term use in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a recent review of the clinical literature has called this into question, saying the approval was based on a misleading study.
Use of Abilify may lead to weight gain and movement disorders called akathisia and tardive dyskinesia. Report any facial, tongue or finger tics, or uncontrolled arm/leg movements to your doctor right away, as these could be signs of tardive dyskinesia. Symptoms of akath...
Generic Name: ARIPIPRAZOLE - INJECTION Pronounced: (AR-i-PIP-ra-zole) Abilify IM Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before using aripiprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
problems with blood flow in the brain (e.g., cerebrovascular
blood clotting problem (e.g., hemophilia, low
a severe loss of body water (dehydration)
heart problems (e.g., low blood pressure, coronary artery
disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat)
nervous system problems (e.g., dementia, NMS,
low white blood cell count
A particularly frustrating problem for many fibromyalgia patients is the tendency to gain weight. We eat less but notice little, if any, difference. And it’s difficult to exercise more because of the pain. According to Mark Pellegrino, MD, in his book Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal , it’s not unusual for someone to gain 25 – 30 pounds the first year after developing fibromyalgia. The Link Between FM and Weight Gain Why does fibromyalgia trigger weight gain in so many people? There are a number of contributing factors: Lack of Sleep. One of the primary symptoms of FM is the inability to get the deep, stage 4 restorative sleep we need. Recent studies have shown that people who do not get adequate amounts of sleep are more likely to gain weight. Lack of sleep causes a reduction metabolism and an increase in appetite, particularly a craving for high-carb and high-sugar foods. Neuroendocrine Abnormalities. ...
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