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  • ABILIFY Tablets 3mg : 100 tablets
  • senpatsu
  • JP

Code:703011-001

ABILIFY Tablets 3mg : 100 tablets

Sale Price:US$170.49

Warehouse Japan1
Manufacturer Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Brand Otsuka Pharmaceutical
JAN Code 4987035030317
GS1 14987035030314
Ingredient Code 1179045
Shipping Schedule 5 to 10 working days after payment

Description

This medicine acts on receptors for dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, to suppress symptoms such as hallucination and delusion and to stabilize unstable mental status. It also improves moods of lack of motivation and apathy, and symptoms such as unrestrained emotions and behaviors.
It is usually used in the treatment of schizophrenia, for improvement of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, for depression/depressive state and for irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric patients (as a rule, 6 years or older and younger than 18 years of age).

Presentation

100 tablets

Feature

blue tablet, diameter: 6 mm, thickness: 2.5 mm

Active Ingredients

Aripiprazole

Effect/Efficacy

This medicine acts on receptors for dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, to suppress symptoms such as hallucination and delusion and to stabilize unstable mental status. It also improves moods of lack of motivation and apathy, and symptoms such as unrestrained emotions and behaviors.
It is usually used in the treatment of schizophrenia, for improvement of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, for depression/depressive state and for irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric patients (as a rule, 6 years or older and younger than 18 years of age).

Usage/Dosage

For schizophrenia: In general, for adults, start with taking 2 to 4 tablets (6 to 12 mg of the active ingredient) daily at one time or in two divided doses, then take 2 to 8 tablets (6 to 24 mg of the active ingredient) daily at one time or in two divided doses as a maintenance dose. The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms. However, the daily dose should not exceed 10 tablets (30 mg of the active ingredient).
For improvement of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder: In general, for adults, take 4 to 8 tablets (12 to 24 mg of the active ingredient) at one time, once daily. The starting dose is determined as 8 tablets (24 mg of the active ingredient), and the dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms. However, the daily dose should not exceed 10 tablets (30 mg of the active ingredient).
For depression/depressive state (administration should be limited to patients who showed an inadequate response to existing antidepressant therapy.): In general, for adults, take one tablet (3 mg of the active ingredient) at one time, once daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms. The dose increase per day should be one tablet (3 mg of the active ingredient). However, the daily dose should not exceed 5 tablets (15 mg of the active ingredient).
For irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric patients: In general, take 1 to 15 mg of the active ingredient at one time, once daily. The starting dose is determined as 1 mg, and the dosage may be adjusted according to symptoms. The maximum dose increase per day should be one tablet (3 mg of the active ingredient). However, the daily dose should not exceed 5 tablets (15 mg of the active ingredient).
This preparation contains 3 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Cautions

If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
If you have diabetes or if you or your family has a history of diabetes.
If you have hepatic disorder, cardiovascular disease or hypotension.
If you have a convulsive disease such as epilepsy, or a history thereof.
If you have suicidal attempt or suicidal ideation.
If you have a predisposition to organic brain disorder.
If you have a highly impulsive comorbid disorder.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

This medicine may cause sleepiness; decreased attentiveness, concentration and reflex movements. Avoid operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
Alcohol may intensify the therapeutic effects of the medicine. Be careful when drinking alcohol.
Uncontrollable behavioral symptoms (impulse control disorders) without regard for adverse social consequences such as a ruined personal life may appear, including repetitive gambling, a pathological increase in sexual desire, repeated excessive unplanned shopping, and binge eating. If any of these symptoms appear, consult with your doctor.

Contraindication

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include insomnia, nervousness, akathisia (restlessness), tremor (trembling of limbs), anxiety, weight loss, muscle rigidity, loss of appetite, increased appetite, malaise, somnolence, hypokinesia (expressionless face), salivation (drooling), weight gain, nausea, vomiting, dystonia (muscle tone abnormalities) and constipation. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
dry mouth, excessive intake of water, increased urine output [diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
being silent without moving, muscle stiffness, sudden fever [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
moving the tongue, putting the tongue out and pulling it back in, continual movement of the mouth appearing to chew something [tardive dyskinesia]
nausea, vomiting, constipation, intense abdominal pain [paralytic ileus]
weakness, muscle pain, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.