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Aripiprazole (Abilify®) is prescribed for symptoms of schizophrenia in persons 13 years of age and older. It is also used alone or as an add-on to treat co-occurring symptoms of mania and depression in adults, teenagers, and children 10 years of age and older who have bipolar disorder.
Aripiprazole is also used as an add-on with an antidepressant to treat depression when symptoms cannot be controlled by the antidepressant alone. Aripiprazole is prescribed for treament of children 6 to 17 years of age who have autistic disorder.
Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic - a class of drugs that changes neural activity.
Aripiprazole may cause side effects. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms become severe or persistent:
Some side effects are more serious than others. The following symptoms require immediate medical attention:
Aripiprazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
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