Abilify Dosage: How do you take this medication?
What is the appropriate Abilify dosage?
appropriate Abilify dosage is taken once a day with food or on an
empty stomach. This drug is available in tablet and oral solution
Recommended Abilify Dosage:
Adults – Abilify Dosage
The usual Abilify
dosage is 10 mg or 50 mg taken once a day. Your doctor will usually
wait at least two weeks before increasing the prescribed dosage.
The usual starting
Abilify dosage is 30 mg once a day. If you experience significant
side effects, your doctor may want to decrease your dose to 15 mg once
taken in excess of the prescribed amount can be dangerous or sometimes
even fatal. If you suspect an overdose of Abilify, you need to
contact your physician or go to an emergency room immediately.
Symptoms of Abilify overdosage may include:
If you miss your Abilify dosage...
You should take
your forgotten dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for
your next dose however, you should skip it and return to your regular
schedule. You should never take two doses at once.
You should store
Abilify at room temperature. Keep bottles of the oral solution in the
refrigerator and use it within six months of having opened it.
What are some of the possible food and drug
interactions when taking this medication?
Your doctor may
want to reduce your Abilify dosage when you take the following
On the other hand,
your Abilify dosage may need to be increased if you are taking
Be cautious when
taking Abilify with blood pressure medications classified as
powerful-adrenergic blockers, including Hytrin or Cardura. You should
always be cautious when combining Abilify with drugs that act on the
brain, including tranquilizers, antidepressants, sleeping pills,
narcotic painkillers and other schizophrenic medications.
does not interact with alcohol, the manufacturer recommends avoiding
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