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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you stock Abilify, Asprito, or Discmelt?

Short Answer

Yes, look for aripiprazole.

Long Answer

Aripiprazole (ah rih PIP rah zole) is sold as Discmelt, Abilify or Asprito and is used for treating mental health conditions. It is an atypical antipsychotic agent used in:

  • the treatment of schizophrenia
  • stabilization and maintenance therapy of bipolar disorder (with acute manic and mixed episodes)
  • agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar mania

It may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Due to the potential risk, this medication is not to be used unless under the direct care of a physician.

Avoid drinking alcohol, taking any medications that may make you sleepy, or breast-feeding while taking aripiprazole.

Your doctor should be aware if you are taking any of the following medicines before you take aripiprazole:

Additional Information

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not take Abilify for longer than 6 weeks unless your doctor has told you to. Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Aripiprazole was approved by the FDA in November in 2002 and was developed by the Otsuka pharmaceutical company based in Japan, although in the U.S. it is jointly marketed by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Because aripiprazole may have the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills, patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles, until they are reasonably certain that aripiprazole therapy does not affect them adversely.
This medicine is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility. This medicine may also be prescribed to treat severe behavioral problems in children.
Aripiprazole is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of behavior problems in older adults with dementia. Talk to the doctor who prescribed this medication if you, a family member, or someone you care for has dementia and is taking aripiprazole.
Aripiprazole is an anti-psychotic drug for treating psychoses. Like other anti-psychotic drugs, the mechanism of action of aripiprazole is unknown. Moreover, like other anti-psychotics, it blocks several receptors on the nerves of the brain for several neurotransmitters (chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other). It is thought that its beneficial effect is due to its effects on dopamine and serotonin receptors. Its effects on these receptors are complex, involving stimulation of the receptors but to a lesser degree than the naturally-occurring neurotransmitters (a process called partial agonism).
Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). This medication can decrease hallucinations and improve your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. Aripiprazole can treat severe mood swings and prevent or decrease how often mood swings occur. This drug has also been used to treat dementia-related behavior problems (e.g., agitation, aggression) when standard treatments (e.g., behavioral therapy, cholinesterase inhibitors) have not been successful. This drug should be used only for the condition for which it was prescribed.