Abilify is a second-generation antipsychotic. It works by regulating dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain.
Generic Name: Aripiprazole
Availability: 2mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 30mg tablets.
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Serious Side Effects:
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Black Box Warnings: Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death.
Metabolization: Liver Excretion: Fecal and urinary Half-Life: 75 hours
Withdrawal Effects: Abilify should be tapered down slowly to avoid any rebound psychosis or withdrawal effects. Withdrawal effects include insomnia, lightheadedness, rapid heart rate, dyskinesia, nervousness, dizziness, headache, non-stop crying, and anxiety.
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