Three companies can now market generic versions of Abilify, the brand name for aripiprazole, in multiple strengths and dosage forms. Generic aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
What is a good substitute for Abilify?
Besides Abilify and Rexulti, other second-generation antipsychotics include:
- Geodon (ziprasidone)
- Risperdal (risperidone)
- Seroquel (quetiapine)
- Latuda (lurasidone)
- Vraylar (cariprazine)
- Zyprexa (olanzapine)
- Clozaril (clozapine) has restricted distribution in the US because of its severe side effects.
What is a cheaper alternative to Abilify?
Did you know that there is a FDA-approved generic version of Abilify that does exactly the same thing and has been available in the U.S since 2015? It is called aripiprazole and the cash price is almost 96% cheaper than the brand-name version of the drug at your local U.S. pharmacy.
What is the generic medication for Abilify?
Abilify was first approved by the FDA to treat schizophrenia in 2002. Is there a generic version of Abilify? Yes, the generic name for the medication is aripiprazole and is available for purchase in the United States.
When did Abilify go generic?
The FDA approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole), an antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, on April 28. FDA approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole), an antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, on April 28.
Is Abilify a mood stabilizer or antipsychotic?
Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type).
Can Abilify make you aggressive?
The mechanism of partial dopamine agonism observed with aripiprazole may increase dopaminergic activity and worsen positive dopamine-associated symptoms, such as paranoia, agitation, and aggression.
What is the street value of Abilify?
Abilify is both. It’s the 14th most prescribed brand-name medication, and it retails for about $30 a pill. Annual sales are over $7 billion, nearly a billion more than the next runner-up. Yes, you read that right: $30 a pill.
Which is better Abilify or Risperdal?
Helps control your thoughts and mood. Abilify (aripiprazole) is good for treating psychosis and mania, and can help with depression. It’s less likely to cause side effects than other antipsychotics.
How can I get Abilify cheaper?
Patients may be able to get brand-name ABILIFY for less than the cost of a generic. You can get a Savings Card and pay as little as $5 for each fill of brand-name ABILIFY at your retail pharmacy.
Is Abilify bad for your liver?
Despite good tolerance and few side effects, aripiprazole can also lead to severe drug-induced liver injury.
Will I gain weight on Abilify?
Weight gain induced by atypical antipsychotics is a well known side effect. Among this group of medications, aripiprazole (Abilify®, Bristol Myers Squibb) has been reported to be weight neutral.