くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 3/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ABILIFY prolonged release aqueous suspension for IM injection 300 mg syringe
 Active ingredient:
Aripiprazole hydrate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on receptors for neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the brain, to suppress symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, stabilize unstable mental status, and improve symptoms such as lack of motivation and loss of interest.
It is usually used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have diabetes or if you or your family has a history of diabetes.
    If you have: hepatic disorder, cardiovascular disease or hypotension, convulsive disease such as epilepsy or a history thereof, suicidal attempt or suicidal ideation.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, this medicine is administered intramuscularly into the gluteal or deltoid muscle once every 4 weeks.
  • This medicine may be administered over a long period according to your response to the treatment.
  • Ask your doctor regarding the frequency of your injections.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness; decreased attentiveness, concentration and reflex movements. Avoid operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Alcohol may intensify the therapeutic effects of the medicine. Be careful when drinking alcohol.
  • Because the effect of this medicine lasts one month after administration, you need to beware of its adverse effects or the use of other medicines until this medicine has been completely eliminated from your body. If you visit other medical institutions, tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are using this medicine.
  • Uncontrollable behavioral symptoms (impulse control disorders) may appear, including repetitive gambling despite adverse social consequences such as a ruined personal life, a pathological increase in sexual desire, repeated excessive unplanned shopping, and binge eating. If any of these symptoms appear, consult with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include injection site pain, injection site erythema, injection site induration, injection site swelling, weight increase, and akathisia (restlessness). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, see your doctor immediately.
  • dry mouth, excessive intake of water, increased urine output [diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • being silent without moving, muscle stiffness, sudden fever [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
  • moving the tongue, putting the tongue out and pulling it back in, continual movement of the mouth appearing to chew something [tardive dyskinesia]
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation, intense abdominal pain [paralytic ileus]
  • weakness, muscle pain, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • [To family members] The patient may experience impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, a pathological increase in sexual desire, repeated excessive unplanned shopping, and binge eating. Please pay attention to the patient's language and behavior, and if any of these symptoms appear, consult with the patient's doctor.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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