Okay what is ABILIFY?
• ABILIFY Oral Tablets, Orally-Disintegrating Tablets, and Oral Solution are prescription medicines used to treat: o Schizophrenia o manic or mixed episodes that happen with bipolar I disorder o major depressive disorder (MDD) when ABILIFY is used with antidepressant medicines o irritability associated with autistic disorder o Tourette’s disorder
• ABILIFY Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat: o agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania It is not known if ABILIFY is safe or effective in children: • under 13 years of age with schizophrenia • under 10 years of age with bipolar I disorder • under 6 years of age with irritability associated with autistic disorder • under 6 years of age with Tourette’s disorder
What are the possible side effects of ABILIFY? ABILIFY may cause serious side effects, including:
• See “What is the most important information I should know about ABILIFY?” • Stroke in elderly people (cerebrovascular problems) that can lead to death • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms. • Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia). ABILIFY may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other body parts. Tardive dyskinesia may not go away, even if you stop receiving ABILIFY. Tardive dyskinesia may also start after you stop receiving ABILIFY. • Problems with your metabolism such as: High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and diabetes. Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take ABILIFY. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before you start ABILIFY and during your treatment.
Unusual urges. Some people taking ABILIFY have had unusual urges, such as gambling, binge eating or eating that you cannot control (compulsive), compulsive shopping and sexual urges. If you or your family members notice that you are having unusual urges or behaviors, talk to your healthcare provider.
FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS* WARNING: INCREASED MORTALITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA-RELATED PSYCHOSIS and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS WITH ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS
1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 2.1 Schizophrenia 2.2 Bipolar I Disorder 2.3 Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder 2.4 Irritability Associated with Autistic Disorder 2.5 Tourette’s Disorder 2.6 Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Mania (Intramuscular Injection) 2.7 Dosage Adjustments for Cytochrome P450 Considerations 2.8 Dosing of Oral Solution 2.9 Dosing of Orally Disintegrating Tablets 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS 5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS 5.1 Increased Mortality in Elderly Patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis 5.2 Cerebrovascular Adverse Events, Including Stroke 5.3 Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults 5.4 Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) 5.5 Tardive Dyskinesia 5.6 Metabolic Changes 5.7 Pathological Gambling and Other Compulsive Behaviors 5.8 Orthostatic Hypotension 5.9 Falls 5.10 Leukopenia, Neutropenia, and Agranulocytosis 5.11 Seizures/Convulsions 5.12 Potential for Cognitive and Motor Impairment 5.13 Body Temperature Regulation 5.14 Suicide 5.15 Dysphagia 6 ADVERSE REACTIONS 6.1 Clinical Trials Experience 6.2 Postmarketing Experience 7 DRUG INTERACTIONS 7.1 Drugs Having Clinically Important Interactions with ABILIFY 7.2 Drugs Having No Clinically Important Interactions with ABILIFY
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS 8.1 Pregnancy 8.2 Labor and Delivery 8.3 Nursing Mothers 8.4 Pediatric Use 8.5 Geriatric Use 8.6 CYP2D6 Poor Metabolizers 8.7 Hepatic and Renal Impairment 8.8 Other Specific Populations 9 DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE 9.1 Controlled Substance 9.2 Abuse 9.3 Dependence 10 OVERDOSAGE 10.1 Human Experience 10.2 Management of Overdosage 11 DESCRIPTION 12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 12.1 Mechanism of Action 12.2 Pharmacodynamics 12.3 Pharmacokinetics 13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility 13.2 Animal Toxicology and/or Pharmacology 14 CLINICAL STUDIES 14.1 Schizophrenia 14.2 Bipolar Disorder 14.3 Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder 14.4 Irritability Associated with Autistic Disorder 14.5 Tourette’s Disorder 14.6 Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Mania 16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING 16.1 How Supplied 16.2 Storage 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
Okay this is one of my thing I think? 2.5 Tourette’s Disorder Pediatric Patients (6 to 18 years) The recommended dosage range for Tourette’s Disorder is 5 to 20 mg/day. For patients weighing less than 50 kg, dosing should be initiated at 2 mg/day with a target dose of 5 mg/day after 2 days. The dose can be increased to 10 mg/day in patients who do not achieve optimal control of tics. Dosage adjustments should occur gradually at intervals of no less than 1 week. For patients weighing 50 kg or more, dosing should be initiated at 2 mg/day for 2 days, and then increased to 5 mg/day for 5 days, with a target dose of 10 mg/day on day 8. The dose can be increased up to 20 mg/day for patients who do not achieve optimal control of tics. Dosage adjustments should occur gradually in increments of 5 mg/day at intervals of no less than 1 week. [see CLINICAL STUDIES (14.5)]. Patients should be periodically reassessed to determine the continued need for maintenance treatment. And also very little of this with me Schizophrenia.
The only side effect I felt was feeling tire, but I been taken it at night, so that been working out for the best for me so far. Also this information is copy and paste for what I wanted to share on this medication that I am taken right now.