Abilify Maintena ( Aripiprazole) is an extended-release prescription injection used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults. It is a long-acting Aripiprazole formulation with a 4 week dosing intervals. Aripiprazole belongs to the group of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. It works by acting on various receptors in the brain, particularly dopamine receptors and serotonin (5HT) receptors. This medication will help you to think clearly, feel less nervous, and live a normal life. Abilify Maintena is administered under a doctor’s supervision via intramuscular injection.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Abilify Maintena Intramuscular Injection from Canada manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. There is no generic available for this medication. Abilify Maintena Intramuscular injection is available in the strength of 300 mg and 400 mg injections.
The common side effects of Abilify Maintena may include blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, redness, pain at the injection site, tremors and tiredness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Signs of infection;
• Trouble swallowing
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Abilify Maintena if you are allergic to Aripiprazole or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may sometimes raise your blood sugar level which can cause or worsen diabetes. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol and marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that requires you to be alert or have a clear vision until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. Abilify Maintena may make you sweat less which can make you more likely to get a heat stroke. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Aripiprazole passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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