Aripen is an antipsychotic medicine. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and ... View More
Uses of Aripen
Side effects of Aripen
How to use Aripen
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aripen may be taken with o... View More
How Aripen works
Aripen is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by changing the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.
Adult: PO Schizophrenia Initial: 10-15 mg once daily. Maintenance: 15 mg once daily. Max: 30 mg once daily without regard to food. Dose increment should... View More
Drugs that induce CYP3A4 (e.g. carbamazepine) could cause an increase in aripiprazole clearance and lower blood levels. Inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g. ketoc... View More
Patients with known CV diseases (e.g. history of MI, IHD, CCF or conduction abnormalities), cerebrovascular diseases or conditions which would predispos... View More
Aripiprazole acts as a partial agonist at D2 and 5-HT1A receptors and as an antagonist at 5-HT2A receptors.
Schizophrenia 13-17 years: 2 mg/day PO initially; increased to 5 mg/day after 2 days; increased to recommended dosage of 10 mg/day after additional 2 d... View More
Mode of Action
May be taken with or without food.
Major depressive disorder, Schizophrenia, Acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder, Agitation, Irritability in autism
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Weight gain (8-30%),Headache (27%),Agitation (19%),Insomnia (18%),Anxiety (17%),Nausea and vomiting (11-15%),Akathisia (10-13%),Lightheadedness (1... View More
Hypersensitivity. Lactation. Children <18 yr.
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