ARIPIPRAZOLE (ay ri PIP ray zole) is an atypical antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression. It is also used to treat Tourette’s disorder and some symptoms of autism. This medicine may also be used in combination with antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -confusion -feeling faint or lightheaded, falls -fever or chills, sore throat -increased hunger or thirst -increased urination -joint pain -muscles pain, spasms -problems with balance, talking, walking -restlessness or need to keep moving -seizures -suicidal thoughts or other mood changes -trouble swallowing -uncontrollable and excessive urges (examples: gambling, binge eating, shopping, having sex) -uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements -unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -blurred vision -constipation -headache -nausea, vomiting -trouble sleeping -weight gain