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Abilify is the most common medicine that is officially approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder. This medicine can also be used to treat major depression when taken with anti-depression medicines. It is not exactly the cure for these diseases but it can help control the symptoms of the disease and keep them away from coming back. The medicine comes in the form of tablets in the market and is available in different strengths. Generally it is taken once a day by a patient. It is manufactured by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical and by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Abilify comes under a group of medicines called second generation antipsychotic medications. It is not yet understood by experts that how exactly this medicine works for curing all the diseases mentioned above. Basically experts believe that it blocks certain chemicals in the brain which in turn helps in curing the problems.
Abilify is available in form of tablets which can be taken by mouth suitably. Basically the medicine should be taken with food and for those who have a problem in swallowing the tablet a liquid form of the medicine is available too. There are also kinds of tablet of the medicine which dissolves readily in the mouth and need not be taken with water. The medicine should be taken at the same time of the day to maintain a consistent level of it in the blood and for it to work properly it should be taken just the way it is prescribed by the doctor. The medicine will not give desired results if you stop taking it before the prescribed period. There are few side effects of Abilify also and they are headache, anxiety, nausea and insomnia. If any of these side effects remain for a longer time or get worse then you should immediately inform your doctor about it and take the appropriate treatment.