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Published: 2/2017

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 :
ARIPIPRAZOLE TABLETS 3mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Aripiprazole
 Dosage form:
blue tablet with a split line, diameter: 6.0mm, thickness: 2.5mm
 Print on wrapping:
アリピプラゾール3mg「トーワ」, 3mg, Aripiprazole 3

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on receptors for dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, to suppress symptoms such as hallucination and delusion and to stabilize unstable mental status.
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, hypotension, a 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, for adults, start with taking 2 to 4 tablets (6 to 12 mg of the active ingredient) daily, then take 2 to 8 tablets (6 to 24 mg of the active ingredient) daily at one time or in two divided doses as a maintenance dose. The dosage may be adjusted according to age and symptoms. However, the daily dose should not exceed 10 tablets (30 mg of the active ingredient).
    This preparation contains 3 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet.Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness; decreased attentiveness, concentration and reflex movements. Do not operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Alcohol may intensify the therapeutic effects of the medicine. Be careful when drinking alcohol.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include insomnia, nervousness, akathisia (restlessness), tremor (trembling of limbs), anxiety, weight loss, muscle rigidity, loss of appetite, somnolence, hypokinesia (expressionless face), salivation (drooling), weight gain, nausea, vomiting, dystonia (muscle tone abnormalities) and constipation. 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, stop taking this medicine and 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

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • If there is remainder, this is to be discarded. Do not store it. Ask the pharmacy or medical institution about how to discard the remainder.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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