Abilify for bipolar disorder

The licence for Abilify (aripiprazole) has been extended to include treatment of moderate to severe manic episodes in bipolar disorder.

It has also been licensed for the prevention of a new manic episode in patients who experienced predominantly manic episodes and whose manic episodes responded to aripiprazole treatment.

The recommended starting dose for manic episodes is 15mg once daily. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 30mg.

View Abilify drug record

Further information: Otsuka

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