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INDICATION: ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) is a prescription medicine used to treat depression in adults as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant when an antidepressant alone is not enough.

IMPORTANT WARNING ON SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS: Children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders are at an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. More

U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.

U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.

Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in some children, teenagers, and young adults, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are themselves associated with an increase in the risk of suicide. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient's healthcare provider right away, especially if they are severe or occur suddenly. ABILIFY®(aripiprazole) is not approved for use in pediatric patients with depression. See More Safety Information

INDICATION: ABILIFY (aripiprazole) is prescribed as an add-on treatment for adults with depression when an antidepressant alone is not enough.

Unresolved Symptoms of Depression?

What Your Doctor Needs to Know

The impact of depression isn't always visible. So it's important to remember that your doctor relies on your feedback to understand how you've been feeling and to help make decisions with you about your treatment.

In addition to your symptoms, be sure to tell your doctor how your depression has been affecting your overall ability to function (in work or school, your social life, and your family life). Being open with your doctor will help give both of you a more complete picture of your depression.

All of Your Depressive Symptoms Matter

Even if you've been living with depression for a while, it's important to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor. Symptoms of depression can include*:

  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, restlessness, or feeling slowed down
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Significant weight change
  • Sadness most of the day
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Thoughts about suicide or dying

Remember, all of your symptoms are worth bringing up with your doctor.

Making the Most of Your Time

Regardless of how much time you have to discuss your depression with your doctor, it's important to make the most of it. To help your doctor make decisions about your treatment, focus on things like your symptoms and how they affect your ability to function (in work or school, your social life, and your family life). It can help both you and your doctor get the most out of your appointments.

Important Safety Information

High fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate and blood pressure may be signs of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. See More Safety Information

*A diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, commonly referred to as depression, requires having a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in activities a person used to enjoy. In addition, 4 of the other symptoms listed must also be present nearly every day for at least 2 weeks and be troublesome enough to interfere with daily functioning.

"Being aware of the fact that my symptoms were not resolved took a while." —Kalene, real ABILIFY patient

Kalene is taking ABILIFY (aripiprazole) along with her antidepressant to help treat her unresolved symptoms of depression. She has volunteered to share her experience and has not been paid by the makers of ABILIFY. Individual results may vary.

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