Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional. Brands and generics both contain the same active ingredient(s) and are medically equivalent. Some brands are marketed under different names by the same manufacturing country depending on the country of origin.
Asprito (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat a range of disorders, but most prominently schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Though typically recommended for patients age 18 and up, it can be used in younger patients with doctor involvement.
Conditions Asprito can help include:
Note that Asprito should not be used in patients who have dementia, even if other suitable conditions are also present.
Once the medication starts working, after about a week at appropriate dosage, patients report:
As an atypical antipsychotic, Asprito works similarly to typical antipsychotics, but does so in slightly different ways. Patients who don't respond well to typical antipsychotics may have good results with Asprito, and vice versa; likewise with side effects.
Patients or caretakers interested in a fast-acting solution for manic episodes or extreme agitation may want to consider Abilify Injections.
For optimal results with Asprito it's important a doctor be involved in determining and adjusting dosage, ensuring the medication is working as intended, and monitoring for any developing side effects.
Asprito comes in tablets, which should be swallowed whole. Tablets are typically taken just once per day, with or without food as desired.
Dosage varies depending on the exact condition being treated, its severity, age, weight, other medications being taken, and so forth, which is why a doctor is critical for determining dosage. Dosage is frequently adjusted over time.
In otherwise healthy adults treatment is typically:
it take about a week for tablets to produce full effects. Because of this there should always be at least a week before benefit is evaluated and dosage adjustments made. Dosage adjustments are typically made in 5 or 10 mg increments.
Warnings Before Use
Asprito does cause side effects in many patients, but, if used properly, side effects are usually mild and not cause for concern.
Patients with certain other medical conditions are more likely to encounter complications while using this medication; discuss risks with a doctor before use if there is a history of:
Asprito can interact with a wide range of other medications and, though not common, these interactions can produce potentially dangerous side effects. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist before mixing this or any other medication.