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Published: 6/2017

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 Oral solution 6mg "MEIJI"
 Active ingredient:
Aripiprazole
 Dosage form:
limpid and colorless solution
 Print on wrapping:
アリピプラゾール内用液分包6mg「明治」, 6mL, のみ薬, 押さえてあける, 禁注射, meiji, 目には入れないこと, 6mg/1包(6mL), 1mg/mL, ARIPIPRAZOLE

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on receptors of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine, etc. and suppresses symptoms such as hallucinations/delusions, thereby stabilizing unstable mental states and improving conditions such as decreased motivation and loss of interest.
It is usually used to treat 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 mellitus or a personal or family history of diabetes mellitus.
    If you have: liver disorder, cardiovascular disease, hypotension, convulsive disorders such as epilepsy or a history of convulsive disorders.
    If you have attempted or are considering suicide.
  • 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 taking 1 to 2 packets (6 to 12 mg of the active ingredient) daily in 1 to 2 divided doses, and take 1 to 4 packets (6 to 24 mg) daily in 1 to 2 divided doses as a maintenance dose. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, the daily dose should not exceed 5 packets (30 mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Directly take one dose without dilution. Do not mix this medicine with water, hot water, cooled boiled water, juice, beverages derived from tea leaves (such as black tea, oolong tea, green tea and brown rice tea), barley tea, tear grass tea, milk, coffee, orange juice or miso soup, or turbidity or precipitation may occur, thereby decreasing the content of this medicine. Do not mix this medicine with boiled or unboiled tap water, or the content of this medicine may decrease. Do not mix this medicine with mineral water, regardless of the degree of hardness, or turbidity may occur, thereby decreasing the content of this medicine.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. 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 and decrease attention/concentration/reflex movement performance, etc. Avoid operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Pay attention that alcohol (drinking) may intensify medicinal or medical effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include insomnia, nervousness, akathisia (inability to sit still), tremor (shivering of limbs), anxiety, decreased body weight, muscle rigidity, loss of appetite, bulimia, malaise, somnolence, akinesia (small movements of facial expression), salivation (excess saliva), increased body weight, nausea, vomit, dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) 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, frequent water drinking, excessive urination [diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • keeping still and silent, muscle stiffness, acute onset of fever [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
  • continuous chewing-like movements of the mouth with tongue movements or protrusion and retraction [tardive dyskinesia]
  • nausea/vomit, constipation, severe abdominal pain [paralytic ileus]
  • lassitude, 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 reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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