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Abilify vs. Vraylar

Are Abilify and Vraylar the Same Thing?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and Vraylar (cariprazine) are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia and mania.

Abilify is also used to treat depression, bipolar disorders, autistic disorder, and some irritable behavior disorders.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Abilify?

Common side effects of Abilify include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Vraylar?

Common side effects of Vraylar include:

What is Abilify?

Abilify (aripiprazole) is a psychotropic drug (antipsychotic) that alters brain chemical activity used to treat schizophrenia, mania, depression, bipolar disorders, autistic disorder, and some irritable behavior disorders. Generic Abilify is not available in the U.S., but is available in other countries under the name aripiprazole.

What is Vraylar?

Vraylar (cariprazine) is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia, and the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.

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What Drugs Interact With Abilify?

Abilify (aripiprazole) is a psychotropic drug (antipsychotic) that alters brain chemical activity used to treat schizophrenia, mania, depression, bipolar disorders, autistic disorder, and some irritable behavior disorders. Generic Abilify is not available in the U.S., but is available in other countries under the name aripiprazole.

Abilify may also interact with rifabutin, rifampin, or quinidine.

Acute withdrawal symptoms, such as insomnia, nausea, and vomiting may occur if you suddenly stop taking Vraylar.

What Drugs Interact With Vraylar?

Vraylar may interact with CYP3A4 inducers and inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Abilify Be Taken?

Abilify is available in tablet, orally disintegrating tablets, oral solution and injectable formulations. Dosage is variable and depends on multiple factors such as the ongoing mental problem, patient age, and other factors to be determined by the prescribing doctor. Abilify has been used in the pediatric population but such use should be discussed with a pediatric specialist. Abilify may interact with 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), medications to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, quinidine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, or paroxetine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Benefits should outweigh risks in pregnant women. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Abilify.

How Should Vraylar Be Taken?

The starting dose of Vraylar is 1.5 mg once daily.

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References

Otsuka. Abilify Medication Guide.
https://www.otsuka-us.com/media/static/Abilify-MedGuide.pdf?_ga=2.165275711.1805087339.1508442435-524091158.1508442435
Allergan. Vraylar Prescribing Information.
https://www.vraylar.com
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