By Katya Heredia

Main Uses and Effects on the Body

Abilify (Aripiprazole) is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults and teenagers 13 years of age and older. It is also used alone or with other medications to treat episodes of mania or mixed episodes in adults, teenagers, and children 10 years of age and older with bipolar disorder. Abilify is also used with an antidepressant to treat depression when symptoms cannot be controlled by the antidepressant alone. Abilify is also used to treat children 6 to 17 years of age who have autistic disorder. Abilify may help control irritable behavior such as aggression, temper tantrums, and frequent mood changes in these children. Abilify is also used to treat children 6 to 18 years of age who have Tourette's disorder.

Possible Side Effects

  • headache

  • drowsiness

  • heartburn

  • constipation

  • stomach pain

  • weight gain

  • increased appetite and salivation

  • seizures

  • irregular heartbeat

  • changes in vision

  • high fever

  • muscle stiffness
ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Anti-Depressant Add-on Treatment - BMS.flv


Chemical Formula: C23H27Cl2N3O2

Type of Bonding Present: Covalent

Type of Bond Polarity Present: Polar

Type of Intermolecular Forces Present: Dipole-Dipole Interaction

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