Information about Aripiprazole
Generic Name : Aripiprazole
Pronunciation : AR-i-PIP-ra-zole
Latest prescription information about Aripiprazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
Trade Names/Brand Names of Aripiprazole
Why is Aripiprazole 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.
When should Aripiprazole not be taken? (Contraindications)
Hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation, children less than 18 years.
What is the dosage of Aripiprazole?
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.
How should Aripiprazole be taken?
This medication available in the form of tablet and solution to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Aripiprazole?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Aripiprazole?
• Central Nervous System:
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache.
What are the other precautions for Aripiprazole?
Avoid changing the dose.
What are the storage conditions for Aripiprazole?
Store at 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.