(aripiprazole) Extended-Release Injectable Suspension
INCREASED MORTALITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA-RELATED PSYCHOSIS
Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. ABILIFY MAINTENA is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic which is present in ABILIFY MAINTENA as its monohydrate polymorphic form. Aripiprazole monohydrate is 7-[4-[4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1-piperazinyl]butoxy]-3,4 dihydrocarbostyril monohydrate. The empirical formula is C23H27Cl2N3O2•H2O and its molecular weight is 466.40. The chemical structure is:
ABILIFY MAINTENA (aripiprazole) is an extended-release injectable suspension available in 400 mg or 300 mg strength vials. The labeled strengths are calculated based on the anhydrous form (aripiprazole). Inactive ingredients include carboxymethyl cellulose sodium, mannitol, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate and sodium hydroxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/14/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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