Abilify review

Medical conditions suffered through old age are extensive and is why a lot of people fear old age; however, this should not be the case. If you are well aware of the methods you can use to free yourself of old age symptoms, you need not to worry about getting old. Aside from the preventive measures you must follow while you are young, there is also the help of Science to liberate you from fear. Several medications have been developed to decrease the discomfort that comes with age, one of which is Abilify.

Abilify is a treatment used for schizophrenic patients. It received approval from the FDA in 2002. Wakeman & Son Pharmaceutical Co. produce this medication under the name Aripiprazole while Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibb distribute it worldwide under the trade name Abilify. Aside from schizophrenia, Abilify is also found to produce positive effects in patients who have bipolar disorder, depression, and manic attacks.

Abilify comes in tablet and liquid suspension form and can be taken orally or through an intramuscular injection. Before using the medication, your doctor must first evaluate your condition and medical history. Potential allergic reactions to Abilify and its components must be determined. A patient’s history of heart, kidney, and liver disorders must also be taken into consideration. If the body is too weak for this medication, then an alternative can be prescribed instead. Several medications may also provide negative interactions with Abilify. That is why you must discuss openly the prescription and non-prescription medications you are using, including your vitamins.

The usual dosage of Abilify starts low and the doctor normally increases the dosage after two weeks of usage, depending on how your body responds to the treatment. It must be clearly understood that Abilify only helps lessen the symptoms of several mental disorders. It does not cure them. You will need to wait at least two weeks before you notice results. However, if your body responds to Abilify quite well, it would be a great help to let you live as normal as possible.

Special dietary instructions are often needed while taking Abilify. Again, only your doctor could tell you all about this. Drinking grapefruit juice sometimes needs to be avoided; drinking high amounts of water while under Abilify treatment is advised. As with most medications, using Abilify along with alcohol is discouraged.

While under Abilify treatment, the patient may experience several physical discomforts. These include dizziness, lightheartedness, headache, dry mouth, loss of appetite, and weight gain, among others. These side effects may come mildly or severely. If your symptoms persist or worsen, call your doctor immediately, especially if you start experiencing seizures, chest pain, muscle stiffness, high fever, and breathing difficulty.

Abilify contains sugar. While taking it, you may experience a substantial increase in your blood sugar even if you do not have diabetes. Added to that is the increased risk of schizophrenic patients to contract diabetes. Call your doctor immediately if you experience extreme thirst, extreme hunger, blurred vision, frequent urination, or weakness. An undetected high level of blood sugar may cause damaging effects to your body, which are sometimes fatal.

Abilify has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of abilify

• Molecular formula of abilify is C23H27Cl2N3O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[4-[4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]butoxy]-3,4-dihydro-1H-quinolin-2-one
• Molecular weight is 448.385 g/mol
Abilify available : 2mg tablets, 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets, 15mg tablets, 20mg tablets, 30mg tablets

Generic name: Aripiprazole

Brand name(s): Abilitat

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