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Abilify is prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and autism. Abilify costs around $950 for a month’s supply. Bristol-Myers Squibb is the company who sells Abilify, it does not offer an Abilify Copay Card. One way to save money on the Abilify retail cost regardless of income and insurance status is to use Abilify coupons or discount cards from RXCoupons. Use our Abilify coupons at your online pharmacy and receive up to 75% off the sale price each time you refill your prescription.

Abilify (aripiprazole) drug information

Abilify is included in the group of antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs. It is assumed that the therapeutic effect of Abilify in the treatment of schizophrenia is caused by a combination of partial agonist activity at dopamine D2 and serotonin 5HT1A receptors, and antagonist activity at serotonin 5HT2 receptors. Abilify can be taken if the patient suffers from schizophrenia (acute attacks and during supportive therapy), bipolar I disorder (manic episodes, supportive treatment to prevent recurring manic and depressive episodes in patients with bipolar I disorder). The drug is also used in therapy with lithium or valproic acid for the treatment of manic or mixed episodes with or without psychotic symptoms, or as adjunctive therapy in major depressive disorder.

Dosage indications for Abilify (aripiprazole)

The initial dose for Abilify in schizophrenia is of 10-15 mg once daily, regardless of meals. The maintenance dose should be taken as 15 mg once a day. The initial daily dose in manic episodes and bipolar disorder is 15 mg, regardless of meals. As a complement in therapy with lithium or valproic acid, the recommended initial dose for Abilify is 15 mg once daily, regardless of meals. The dosage may be increased to 30 mg/day depending on the clinical indication. Abilify is recommended in a dose of 5 mg/day in major depressive disorder as adjunctive therapy with antidepressant medication. The daily dose may be increased weekly by 5 mg up to the maximum level - no more than 15 mg/day. Patients should be evaluated periodically to determine the need for maintenance treatment. Patients with renal insufficiency, hepatic insufficiency, patients aged 65 years or over do not need dose adjustment. The same dosage regimen is used in male and female adults.

Do NOT use Abilify in the following cases:

- If you are under 18; - If you suffer from hypersensitivity to aripiprazole and other medication ingredients. - Do not use Abilify in patients with seizures or suffering from disorders causing possible convulsions; in patients with an increased risk of hyperthermia (during intensive physical exertion, overheating, with anticholinergic drugs); in patients with an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia due to possible esophageal motor disorders; in patients suffering from obesity and diabetes. - Caution when using Abilify in patients with cardiovascular disease (CHD or myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiac conduction defect), cerebrovascular disease, hypotension (dehydration, hypovolemia, when given antihypertensive drug therapy) because of the possibility of orthostatic hypotension.

Possible side effects from taking Abilify (aripiprazole)

Treatment with Abilify may cause undesirable effects on cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and central nervous systems. Allergic reactions may occur very rarely, as well as weight loss, feeling of general discomfort, fatigue, muscle pain, insomnia.

Special instructions when taking Abilify

Treatment with Abilify should be combined with careful medical supervision. The drug must be prescribed in a minimum amount sufficient to treat the patient (to reduce the risk of intentional overdose). You should reduce the dose of Abilify if there are symptoms of tardive dyskinesia during the treatment. Stop your medication in case of symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome or unexplained fever. Abilify can be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. It is recommended to interrupt or stop breastfeeding during treatment. While taking the drug, avoid alcohol, driving and occupation activities that require high concentration of attention and speed of psychomotor reactions.

Abilify (aripiprazole) recommended storage conditions

Abilify should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place inaccessible to children.

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I am testifying today of my experience with neuroleptics, about Abilify, to inform the people likely to take it ... My testimony is mine and therefore what I am going to describe does not necessarily apply to you. Everyone .. So I was under abilify during all my holidays and they were the worst vacation of my life. I was totally dehumanized, I did not live anymore, I just lived in unpleasant conditions, I felt like I lost each of my physical abilities one after the other, I felt to be no more than a body and my soul was gone. I had no desire to do anything, every act of my daily life had become a test and I had the great fear of never finding my life before drugs, besides I do not I planned even more in the future, as it was difficult for me to imagine myself still standing and active, I did not feel able to do anything and I was very weak. I was also very uncomfortable. The day I realized the seriousness of the situation is when I could not write anymore. Writing is something that is particularly close to my heart and seeing me deprive myself of this pleasure of freedom. was impossible. I have described here the most unpleasant side effects that I do not support but I must confess that beside that I was able to find a certain freedom and I did not have this impression to be controlled by a strength being superior to me. I gradually regained control of my actions, although I spent most of my time in bed as I was weak .. I would be happy to share my experience with you and do not hesitate to contact me if you have other questions that you will be pleased to answer. Thank you.
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I was suffering from depression for months on end about one year ago. Before abilify I have tried every home remedy but it was useless so later I have requested hospitalization. The doctor gave me a lot of medications but they were also useless. Only later my doc gave me 2 mg of abilify in order to augment the remeron I was taking before it. believe me or not but in just one day my nightmare I was living it was completely over. It seemed that god send me this product. I suffered from depression for months and abilify needed just one day to get me rid of the severe anguish. Few days ago went to a local pharmacy and I talked to the pharmacist who told me that her customers that are using abilify are showing very good effects. As I can see here, not everybody are getting good effects but whoever is suffering from depression and hasn’t yet tried abilify, it is worth a try. It is a life savior for me as well as for others. I was told that this medicine can be taken along with others. If used correctly, it can really be a ticket out of the nightmare you’re going through due to the depression. I know how it feels and I know what it is like to be depressed, but I no longer have it thanks to abilify!
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I was diagnosed with depression when I was about 20-21 years old but I do know that I was depressed waaaay before that age but I wasn’t diagnosed and I didn’t really knew what depression really means. At that age I found out what depression really means and docs started to help me. I am now 30 years old, female and I take abilify as a prescription from my doctor. In the beginning, when I just was diagnosed with depression, doc prescribed me 40 mg of celexa and lithium 600 mg. This mix worked for me somewhat and I was on it for 4 or 5 years. I was feeling somewhat better, I was functional and everything seemed fine BUT I knew that there was another part of my life that is definitely missing even though I didn’t really knew what was that. In short: I could not taste the full potential of my life. I knew that someday will happen something that indeed happened a couple of weeks ago. I had a breakout of another major depression episode! It was horrible. I was bounded to my bed and to my apartment! I literally could not get out of my bed. I was sleeping for entire hours, days, weeks. I was having such a miserable life that I didn’t counted days, I didn’t knew what day of the month it is. With time fewer people started to call me and to visit me. My whole life was only in the bed. The doctor said that my trichotillomania returned, therefore it brought me an eating disorder to gain powers. Again in short: I was miserable! However, the doc prescribed me abilify 4 days ago. I took my first dose of 2 mg in the same day and now, 4 days later I’m feeling A LOT better than before. I already was able to smile which is a sign of a big progress. Abilify is a good medicine!
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I am now on abilify to treat my anxiety and depression and it works pretty good for me. I’m taking it for few years and I’m fine now. No more depression or anxiety is following me anymore. The only thing is that now I’m a little bit emotionless but I’m about sure that it has nothing to do with abilify, it’s just my fault. In fact I believe that abilify is helping me with this issue of mine. Before I ever took abilify (this is the first and the only anti-depressant medication I ever took) I thought that there’s nothing that could help me. I was having big doubt that it can do something about the way I am feeling. I don’t know for sure the way it works but it does. There was a time when depression was totally covering me. I was crying every day, my life seemed to have only 3 colors: gray, black and white. I wasn’t able to concentrate on simple things and everything around me made me cry. I was and I’m still the most depressed person I ever knew. Only later I could get over the depression and I was totally non emotional. Nothing could make me sad or happy. Nothing could made me cry and I was totally careless. I guess it was a form of auto protection from inside of me. This thing still exists inside of me but from time to time I do have a good cry or a good laugh so I’m thankful for everything I have. Therefore I can say that this is a totally side effects free drug. Physical side effects are no problem at all. I don’t know if there are people suffering from side effects of this drug but I didn’t had any in all these years I’m taking it. Hope everyone will find strength getting over depression! Have a happy life! 
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I’m a 30 years old female who WAS suffering from severe depression with agitation and I had a mixed bipolar mood disorder with hypomania. Now I no longer have it. I am still suffering from asthma but that’s another story. Well, I took other drugs for my condition but they all were completely ineffective or I had side effects from them (for example zyprexa). So, later, my doctor told me that I should take abilify. I started the treatment with 5 mg per day and after 3 months we got it higher to 10 mg per day for a period of 5 other months and I’m much better now. I was a completely unorganized person, I could not remember simple things and my behavior sometimes was… let’s say “not a good one”. I had times when I could not get out of my house for weeks but now I’m full of energy and life. Compared to other anti depressants medications, Abilify is the best and the most effective. I can finally have a good sleep (for 8 to 10 hours) and in general I’m feeling much better. I had some side effects but they are nothing to the benefits. Since I started the treatment I became a little bit drowsy and on an occasion I have some mild headaches but they are disappearing within few hours after I take a pain killer. I’m pleased with it’s effects and I can recommend this drug.
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Take care when using Abilify, it seemed a good drug initially but then I have developed severe side effects. In the beginning I thought that finally I found a good drug and the good effects will outweigh the bad side effects. It didn’t. I am now one month off this product, I was taking it for 6 months and I gained 70 lbs in this time! Moreover, this is not one drug that side effects will disappear as you discontinue using it. Now I have to fight against my extra weight and this won’t be easy. Besides this I had dizziness and I was feeling nauseous. In the beginning I thought that my body will get use to this product and these side effects will disappear. 6 months on it and I still experienced them. In fact, as time passed and as I was taking more of it, these feeling seem to intensify. The side effects are hard to deal with and are no joke, they do not seem to disappear at all. If you care about your health then I would not recommend this product. Prior to use this drug I read a lot of reviews about it on the internet and I don’t understand how people could leave good feedback. Even on this site too. I guess it only work for certain people but unfortunately, as I can see, I’m not one of them… People, take care and be aware of what are you taking. Pills are not always the answer.
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It really works fine! Great drug! My sister was suffering from severe depression for a long time and she is only 20 years old. Half a year she spend all her time only in the apartment. She could stay there 3-4 days without coming outside. She had absolutely no energy and no wish to live her life. My mother and I were very concerned because she was (and still is) so young but very depressed. In the beginning we thought that depression will go away by itself but with time we understood that it’s not so 2 months ago we convinced her to take this drug. Doctor said it’s going to be the best to mix up 2.5 mg of Ability with Prozac. After only few days we already could notice improvement in her mood and behavior. Now, after 2 months she is doing very well. She’s going back to her university and there she met some new friends. She even seems to have a new boyfriends, or she’s in process (I don’t really know LOL). Thanks Abilify for saving my sister! Totally recommend this medicine for depression and stress treatment! 
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My depression was threatening my life, I got isolated, nothing could enjoy me not capture my attention, even if my family and friends were very supportive, it was eating life within me. At first my doctor prescribed Cymbalta, but it was useless, my illness was too strong to be beaten so easy, then I started to combine Cymbalta and Abilify. It is the 3rd week I am taking the drugs and I already attended 3 Saturday night parties with my friends, I met my family and was able to concentrate on other people rather than on my own misery. I feel so good that I started to enjoy life. I don’t know if that could be called a side effect, but my appetite drastically increased, I’m afraid not to gain too much weight :)
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I’m kinda uncomfortable to talk about it, but hopefully someone will read this and my story can help people facing same problems. I was depressive and suicide was seriously on my mind. Even if I was taking Zoloft, my crying rarely stopped and I felt like there is nothing in this world that could help me. My doctor changed my antidepressant to Abifily. It is almost 2 months I’m taking the drug and I feel so far away from the old me, I’m so ashamed I could even think of taking my life. Abifily gave my life back. Side effects: I still have some difficulty sleeping, my doctor is thinking on how to take care of that. 
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