The world’s first digital medicinal tablet has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is called ABILIFY MYCITE, aripiprazole as generic, which contains a tiny sensor and activated by the stomach juices after ingestion. The tiny sensor communicates to a patch worn by the patient. The readings received by the patch are transmitted to a smartphone or tablet, notifying the patient’s doctor or health care provider every time the tablet is swallowed by the patient. It passes through the gastrointestinal tract and leaves the body at the end of the digestive system. The digital tablet is designed to help track and prevent patients from skipping their medication, in this case, the aripiprazole for people with schizophrenia, bipolar I…show more content… The medication has been found with contraindication and/or adverse effects of the following:
- In clinical trials of aripiprazole, it was found to cause an increased incidence of cerebrovascular adverse events, such as stroke and transient ischemic attack in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.
- ABILIFY MYCITE can contribute to the neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a potentially fatal disorder that causes muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic instability.
- Similar with other antipsychotic drugs, ABILIFY MYCITE may increase the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia, a side effect from antipsychotic drugs characterized by stiff and jerky movements of your face and body that you cannot control.
Metabolic changes may also occur caused by atypical antipsychotic drugs, such as hyperglycemia or rise of the blood sugar, dyslipidemia or abnormal amounts of lipids, and weight gain.
Why People with Mental Condition Do Not Their Medications
People with mental conditions like depression or schizophrenia suffer from mood swings and may not snap out of the feeling very soon. This may lead them to forget to take their medications that will help reduce the symptoms. However, some people have other ideas why they don’t want to take their medications.
1. Some people tend to say “we want to do it on our own”