How to Take Aripiprazole and Dose of Aripiprazole


Find out how to take Aripiprazole (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Aripiprazole


How it should be taken  

This medication available in the form of tablet and solution to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: Initial dose: 10 to 15 mg once daily. Usual maintenance dose: 15 mg once daily. Adjust dose at intervals of at least 2 week. Max dose: 30 mg once daily, by mouth.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation, children less than 18 years.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant, prescribed for schizophrenia and depression. It regulates abnormal conditions like disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions in adults and children greater than 13 years.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should also be exercised in patients with known heart diseases, brain diseases or conditions which would predispose patients to low blood pressure.
Do not drive a car or operate hazardous machinery, including automobiles; do not drink alcohol while taking this drug.
Avoid pregnancy and lactation.

Storage Conditions  

Store at 25C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.

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