What should be the dosage for Abilify (Aripiprazole)?

Abilify Dosage

Abilify comes as a tablet, disintegrating tablet, liquid, injection solution, and extended-release injection.

The starting oral dose for adults with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder is typically 10 milligrams (mg) to 15 mg daily. This dose can be increased to up to 30 mg a day.

You should take Abilify around the same time each day, with or without food.

To remove the disintegrating tablet from the packaging, use dry hands to peel back the foil and take the tablet out immediately. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil packaging.

Place the entire tablet on your tongue. It will quickly dissolve and can be taken without liquid. Do not try to split the tablet.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of Abilify and gradually increase or decrease the dose depending on your response to the drug.

Symptoms of an overdose include the following:

  • Muscle twitches or tremors
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.

If you miss a dose of Abilify, take it as soon as you remember.

However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular medication schedule.

Don’t double up on doses to make up for a missed one.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com