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What is aripiprazole?

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It's an atypical or second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) used to treat schizophrenia and agitation with schizophrenia. It can also be used to treat bipolar mania, Tourette's syndrome, symptoms of bipolar 1 disorder, and irritability in children and teens with autism. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat depression.

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Aripiprazole (Abilify).”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed: “Abilify.” 

FDA: “FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about new impulse-control problems associated with mental health drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada),” “Medication Guide: Abilify.”

Current Neuropharmacology : “The Incidence of Akathisia in the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Aripiprazole, Asenapine and Lurasidone: A Meta-Analysis.”

CNS Drugs: “Aripiprazole and Acute Extrapyramidal Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis,” “Antipsychotic Drug-Induced Somnolence: Incidence, Mechanisms, and Management.”  

Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience : “Tardive Dyskinesia: Treatment with Aripiprazole.”

Pharmacy and Therapeutics : “Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Tardive Dyskinesia.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology : “Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia: an overview of systematic reviews.”

Schizophrenia Research : “Head-to-head comparisons of metabolic side effects of second-generation antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry : “Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in child and adolescent patients.”

Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry : “Focus on aripiprazole: A review of its use in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 13, 2019

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Aripiprazole (Abilify).”

U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed: “Abilify.” 

FDA: “FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about new impulse-control problems associated with mental health drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada),” “Medication Guide: Abilify.”

Current Neuropharmacology : “The Incidence of Akathisia in the Treatment of Schizophrenia with Aripiprazole, Asenapine and Lurasidone: A Meta-Analysis.”

CNS Drugs: “Aripiprazole and Acute Extrapyramidal Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis,” “Antipsychotic Drug-Induced Somnolence: Incidence, Mechanisms, and Management.”  

Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience : “Tardive Dyskinesia: Treatment with Aripiprazole.”

Pharmacy and Therapeutics : “Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Tardive Dyskinesia.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology : “Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia: an overview of systematic reviews.”

Schizophrenia Research : “Head-to-head comparisons of metabolic side effects of second-generation antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry : “Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in child and adolescent patients.”

Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry : “Focus on aripiprazole: A review of its use in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on November 13, 2019

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