Abilify is a medication that is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults and children ages 13 and older. The medication comes in tablet, solution, and disintegrating tablet form. Abilify is also sometimes prescribed to treat symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, autistic disorder, and Tourette’s disorder.
Abilify belongs to the class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics or second generation psychotics. Atypical antipsychotics generally have fewer side effects than conventional antipsychotics. Talk to your doctor about what might work best for you and the costs and benefits of taking the medication. Some people may need to try several different antipsychotics before they find the most effective with the fewest side effects.
It also is recommended that you wait to drive or operate machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Report major side effects to your doctor immediately, which can include seizures, chest pain, fever, uncontrollable body movements, changes in vision, irregular or changes in heartbeat, hives, sweating, confusion, muscle stiffness, itching, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or tightening of neck muscles. Adolescents taking the medication may be at high risker for developing suicidal thoughts. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 .
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