It is used to treat schizophrenia. It may take 6 weeks to see the full effect. - It is used to treat manic low mood (depression). - It is used to treat mood problems. - It is used to treat bold or forceful actions. - It is used to treat Tourettes syndrome. - It is used to treat autism.
Take Aripiprazole exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - You may need to take Aripiprazole for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Do not be discouraged if you do not feel better soon after taking the medicine. Aripiprazole must be taken regularly for it to work properly. Continue to take Aripiprazole even when you feel well. Do not stop taking Aripiprazole unless your doctor has decided that you can stop. If Aripiprazole is stopped suddenly, you may feel unwell or your condition may worsen. When your doctor decides that you do not need Aripiprazole anymore, he will usually reduce your dose slowly. Follow the doctors instructions carefully. You may take Aripiprazole with or without food. Take it with food if you find that it upsets your stomach. Try to take Aripiprazole at the same time everyday. - Aripiprazole may be available as a conventional tablet, an orodispersible tablet or an oral solution (syrup). - If you have been given the conventional tablet, swallow it with a glass of water. If you have been given the orodispersible tablet, handle it gently. The orodispersible tablet is easily broken. Do not touch the tablet with wet hands. Remove it from the foil just before you take it. To remove the tablet from the foil, peel the foil backing away gently. Do not push the tablet through the foil as it may break. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to dissolve. The tablet will break down quickly in yo
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. High blood sugar. This most often goes back to normal when drug is stopped. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Nervous and excitable. Weight gain.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy with any other part of this drug talk with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you are planning to harm yourself or the want to harm yourself gets worse. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad headache. Big change in balance. Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. Feeling very tired or weak. More trips to the bathroom, more thirst, or weight loss. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: - midodrine (used to treat low blood pressure). - strong painkillers such as opioids (e.g. morphine, codeine). - hay fever medicines such as antihistamines. - antidepressants or psychiatric medicines such as lithium, paroxetine, fluoxetine. - antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole and miconazole. - quinidine (used to treat irregular heart rhythm). - epilepsy (fits) medicines such as carbamazepine, phenytoin and phenobarbital. - HIV medicines such as ritonavir and nevirapine. - diuretics (water pills) - herbal supplements such as St. Johns wort. - Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - The orodispersible tablets must be kept in the original foil wrappers. - The oral solution (syrup) should be stored in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not freeze. It must be thrown away 6 months after the seal has been broken. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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.
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