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Abilify Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- What are the possible side effects of aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- How should I take aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Abilify)?
- What happens if I overdose (Abilify)?
- What should I avoid while taking aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- What other drugs will affect aripiprazole (Abilify)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Abilify)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Abilify)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, vomiting, agitation, aggression, confusion, tremors, fast or slow heart rate, seizure (convulsions), trouble breathing, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking aripiprazole (Abilify)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of aripiprazole.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking aripiprazole.
What other drugs will affect aripiprazole (Abilify)?
Before you take aripiprazole, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by aripiprazole.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a medication to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition;
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), or phenytoin (Dilantin);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin) or rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox);
- quinidine (Quin-G); or
- fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), or paroxetine (Paxil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aripiprazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aripiprazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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