The Treatment of Bipolar Disorder or Schizophremia Symptoms: Aripiprozole

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Product Description
Brand Names : Abilify, Aripiprex
It is an atypical antipsychotic drug also known as antipsychotic which is used to treat mental disorders like Schizophremia, Mania which is also knows as high mood swings and other similar mental conditions. It is manufactured by Otsuka in Japan and in the United States of America. It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. Aripiprozole is available in tablets, oral solution, orodispersible tablets and injections.

General Information
Aripiprozole works in a slightly different way compared to other psychotic medications. It works by controlling some of the effects of certain chemicals in the brain which affects thinking, behavior and feelings. This balances the chemical substances in the brain. This aids in treating bipolar disorder or Schizophremia symptoms.

How to take Aripiprozole
Usually it is prescribed once a day. Take it with or without food.
Take the tablet with a glass of water. If you are prescribed orodispersible tablets it can be dispersed in a glass of water and swallowed or place it on the tongue and let it dissolve. On the other hand if you are given the oral solution ensure to shake the bottle and do not dilute with any other liquids or mix it with any other food. Do not use household spoons to measure, use special measuring cup. Orodispersible tablets are very fragile so it should be taken as soon as it is removed from the blister pack.
Use the medication…