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Learn more about ABILIFY MAINTENA



ABILIFY MAINTENA is the brand name medication for the drug aripiprazole. It is an antipsychotic medication and is available as an extended release injectable suspension.

What dosages is ABILIFY MAINTENA available in?

What dosages is ABILIFY MAINTENA available in?

ABILIFY MAINTENA is available as 300 mg, 400 mg extended-release injectable suspension formulation.

What is ABILIFY MAINTENA used for?

What is ABILIFY MAINTENA used for?

ABILIFY MAINTENA is an antipsychotic medication that helps treat several kinds of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.
and bipolar I disorder.



ABILIFY MAINTENA works by modulating chemicals in your brain such as dopamine and serotonin which can improve behaviour, mood and thinking. It does not cure the treated condition for which it is prescribed but it can help in the management of the symptoms of the condition.



ABILIFY MAINTENA is administered as a single intra-muscular injection once a month.

Is it safe for me to take ABILIFY MAINTENA?

Is it safe for me to take ABILIFY MAINTENA?

ABILIFY MAINTENA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects wity your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. ABILIFY MAINTENA is not suitable for elderly people who have lost touch with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss (dementia) and can result in increased risk of death.

ABILIFY MAINTENA Common Side Effects

ABILIFY MAINTENA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ABILIFY MAINTENA include:

  • insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
  • feeling of restlessness and anxiety
  • Injection site pain or discomfort
  • weight gain
ABILIFY MAINTENA Serious Side Effects

ABILIFY MAINTENA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ABILIFY MAINTENA however they can include:

  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a serious condition that can lead to death
  • Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Increased fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood
  • Weight gain
  • Unusual urges such as gambling, binge eating or eating that you cannot control (compulsive), compulsive shopping, and sexual urges.
  • Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Difficulty swallowing

If you do notice symptoms of an allergic reaction such as fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, dizziness or trouble breathing, then you should contact your physician as a matter of urgency. This could be a sign that you are allergic to the drug.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ABILIFY MAINTENA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ABILIFY MAINTENA

The following medications may increase the levels and effects of ABILIFY MAINTENA:

  • clarithromycin (BIAXIN)
  • fluoxetine (PROXAC)
  • paroxetine (PAXIL)
  • nefazodone
  • fluconazole (DIFLUCAN)
  • ketoconazole (NIZORAL)
  • itraconazole (SPORONOX)
  • Quinidine
  • indinavir (CRIXIVAN)
  • ritonavir (NORVIR)
  • saquinavir (FORTOVASE, INVIRASE)
  • lopinavir/ritonavir (KALETRA)

The following medications may decrease the levels and effects of ABILIFY MAINTENA:

  • carbamazepine (TEGRETOL)
  • rifampin (RIFADIN)



Is ABILIFY MAINTENA safe in pregnancy?

Is ABILIFY MAINTENA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ABILIFY MAINTENA will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving ABILIFY, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics. You can register by calling 1-866-961-2388 or go to women’s health


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