Abilify Maintena provides patients with a treatment option for schizophrenia. This website is designed to help patients and caregivers learn what to expect as treatment begins.
Find out more about this prescription medicine that’s providing patients with a treatment option for schizophrenia. In addition, this section will talk about the side effects and general information about Abilify Maintena.
We want to make sure you understand both the risks and benefits of Abilify Maintena (aripiprazole) when considering your treatment options. This section includes important information to consider before taking Abilify Maintena.
It's essential to share your complete medical background with your healthcare provider. Everything from the prescriptions you take to your medical conditions will help inform how your doctor approaches your treatment plan.
Working with your healthcare providers to understand your treatment plan and schedule is important. You also need to learn what to avoid while on treatment and how to make sure you're getting the support you deserve.
When it comes to managing schizophrenia, it helps to know you’re not alone.
Here you'll find a variety of resources that may help make a difference. Because it's important to have the support you need.
Contraindication: Do not receive Abilify Maintena if you are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in Abilify Maintena. Allergic reactions to aripiprazole have ranged from rash, hives and itching to anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Abilify Maintena may cause serious side effects including:
Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Abilify Maintena affects you. Abilify Maintena may make you feel drowsy.
Do not drink alcohol while you receive Abilify Maintena.
Tell your healthcare provider before receiving Abilify Maintena if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Abilify Maintena and other medicines may affect each other causing possible serious side effects. Abilify Maintena may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Abilify Maintena works. Do not start or stop any medicines while taking Abilify Maintena without talking to your healthcare provider first.
The most common side effect of Abilify Maintena includes feeling like you need to move to stop unpleasant feelings in your legs (restless leg syndrome or akathisia).
Injection site reactions have occurred in patients taking Abilify Maintena.
It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you experience prolonged, abnormal muscle spasms or contractions, which may be signs of a condition called dystonia.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Abilify Maintena. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Click here to view FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNING and Medication Guide, for Abilify Maintena.