- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Abilify* used for?
Generic for Abilify* (Aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It may be taken along with antidepressants to obtain additional relief from persistent symptoms of depression. Besides, it is prescribed to treat severe mood swings as well as hallucinations. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Abilify*?
The dosage of Generic for Abilify* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription label.
Generic for Abilify* can be taken with or without food. It should be taken with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Abilify*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Abilify* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, instead skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Abilify*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. Some of the overdose symptoms of Generic for Abilify* are confusion, tremors, seizure, vomiting, drowsiness, and agitation.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Abilify*?
- Isoniazid (INH)
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Abilify*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Abilify*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Abilify* can interact with sleep-inducing medicines such as sleeping pills, cold medicines, depression medicines or narcotic medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Abilify*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Abilify* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Abilify* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Abilify* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Abilify* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Abilify* can cause side effects such as lightheadedness, vomiting, tiredness, blurred vision, and so on. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, and so on. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Abilify*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Abilify*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Abilify* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Abilify*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Abilify*?
How will Generic for Abilify* work in my body?
How should Generic for Abilify* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Abilify* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Abilify*, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, heart problems, blood pressure, or epilepsy. While using this medicine, drink plenty of fluids. Keep Aripiprazole tablets away from children.