Aripiprazol: uses & side effects

I’ve been taking Aripiprazol, as Abilify for a month. I haven’t noticed any side effect so far.

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Here the most important facts on Aripiprazol.

What is Aripiprazol?

Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.

Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults.

Abilify is also used to treat irritability and symptoms of aggression, mood swings, temper tantrums, and self-injury related to autistic disorder in children who are at least 6 years old.

What is Aripiprazol used for?

Treating schizophrenia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic. Exactly how it works is not known. It affects certain substances in the brain.

What are  the possible side effects of Aripiprazol?

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these side effects persist or become bothersome.

MOST COMMON:

Difficulty with speaking, drooling, loss of balance control, muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness, restlessness, shuffling walk, stiffness of the limbs, twisting movements of the body, uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and backThis is not a complete list of all side effects that

LESS COMMON:

Blurred vision, dizziness, headache, inability to move the eyes, increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid, nervousness, pounding in the ears, slow or fast heartbeat, sticking out the tongue, trouble with breathing or swallowing, unusual facial expressions.

RARE:

Convulsions, fast heartbeat, high fever, high or low blood pressure, increased sweating, lip smacking or puckering, loss of bladder control, muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities, puffing of the cheeks, rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue, severe muscle stiffness, sudden loss of consciousness, tiredness, uncontrolled chewing movements, uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs, unusually pale skin.

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In general, the incidence of side effects does not appear to be influenced by the age, gender, or race of the patient. Side effects associated with aripiprazole are generally reported within the first week of therapy and resolve within 7 days.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.

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