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Aripiren 5mg Tablets

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Aripiren 5 MG Description

Aripiren tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat disorders like schizophrenia, Tourettes, depression, mania, etc. These psychiatric conditions affect a person’s ability to think, feel, and be

have. Stabilising symptoms of psychotic disorders like irritability, anxiety, and other behaviour patterns are among the primary uses of Aripiren tablets. This medicine can be used by both adults and children, depending on their medical condition. The active ingredient in Aripiren tablets is Aripiprazole. It belongs to a class of atypical antipsychotic medicines. The mode of action of Aripiren tablets is by stabilising the levels of certain chemical messengers in the brain. These chemical substances help stabilise mood and lower the overactivity of the nerve cells in the brain. Aripiren tablets are not habit-forming and do not cause dependency. Directions for use of Aripiren tablets should be strictly followed. It should be taken in the correct dose for the entire course of treatment. This medicine should not be suddenly stopped to avoid withdrawal symptoms like irritation, vomiting, sweating, etc. It is not recommended for people with a history of heart disease, kidney and liver problems, seizures, etc.


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ContainsAripiprazole(5.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Mania, Major depressive disorder, Irritability in autistic children
Side effectsIndigestion, Headache, Tremors, Anxiety, Vomiting, Difficulty sleeping
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Uses of Aripiren 5 MG

  • As per USFDA, the Aripiren tablet is used for the following conditions:
  • Treatment of schizophrenia by managing both positive and negative symptoms of the disorder
  • Management of sudden manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder
  • Adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder
  • Irritability associated with autism disorder
  • Treatment of Tourette’s syndrome

Contraindications of Aripiren 5 MG

  • Do not take Aripiren tablets, or use caution:
  • If you have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Aripiren tablets.
  • If you are an older adult with dementia-related psychosis; Aripiren medicine can cause a severe reaction and even early death.
  • If you take other antipsychotic medications.
  • If you have suicidal thoughts and behaviour changes; this is especially crucial in children.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to conceive
  • If you have impulse control tendencies like addictive behaviour; dose adjustment or an alternate medicine may be needed.
  • If you have tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements) or neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Side effects of Aripiren 5 MG

  • Side effects of Aripiren tablets include:
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to stay still
  • Increased saliva secretion

Precautions and Warnings of Aripiren 5 MG



Can I take Aripiren tablets in pregnancy?
Aripiren tablets are considered unsafe during pregnancy. According to some studies, it causes a definite risk to the foetus. Doctors may prescribe the medicine under life-threatening conditions. Do not take Aripiren tablets during pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Aripiren tablets while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before taking Aripiren tablets if you wish to nurse your child. This medicine may be unsafe while breastfeeding. There is restricted data on the effects of this tablet on breastfed newborns whose mothers take aripiprazole. Some studies suggest that this medicine may pass into breast milk and harm the child.


Is it ok to drive after taking an Aripiren tablet?
Do not drive after taking an Aripiren tablet. This medicine can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision, affecting your ability to drive.


Can I drink alcohol with the Aripiren tablets?
Do not take alcohol with Aripiren tablets. It can interfere with the effectiveness of aripiprazole and cause exaggerated side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have an existing mild liver condition. Dose adjustment may be needed.
  • You have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood-thinner such as warfarin.
  • You use opioids or narcotic painkillers that cause sedation or tranquillisation.
  • You have a heart illness or had a stroke.
  • You have serious respiratory disease.
  • You have a low white blood cell count.
  • You are an older adult over 65. This medicine stays in the system longer and causes increased side effects due to slow metabolism.

Mode of Action of Aripiren 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Aripiren tablets contain Aripiprazole as their main ingredient. This medicine works by stimulating receptors, dopamine and serotonin, and increasing their activity. These are chemical messengers (neur...
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Directions for Use of Aripiren 5 MG

  • Take Aripiren tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Complete the course of treatment of Aripiren tablets.
  • You can take this medicine with or without food.
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole; do not break or chew the tablet.
  • Do not take Aripiren tablets with other medicines without informing your doctor.
  • Do not abruptly discontinue Aripiren tablets, as they can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Aripiren 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aripiren tablets can interact with certain high blood pressure or heart medicines (like captopril, enalapril, and atenolol) and change their effectiveness.
  • Medicines used to treat other psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety, etc., can interact with Aripiren tablets and cause severe reactions.
  • Aripiren medicine can react with certain heart medications for abnormal heart rhythm like amiodarone, quinidine, etc.
  • Aripiren tablets lower the effects of some fungal, bacterial, and HIV medications.
  • Aripiren tablets can interact with certain seizure medications and may lower their effectiveness and precipitate seizures.
  • Aripiren tablets can cause increased drowsiness when used with allergy medicines, sleeping pills, opioid pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and other sleep-inducing medication.
  • Do not take St John’s wort, a medicinal herb that treats depression, with this medicine. Together, they can cause serotonin toxicity and other life-threatening side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while you are on treatment with Aripiren medicine.

Storage and disposal of Aripiren 5 MG

Store Aripiren tablets at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tablets. Dispose of the...
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Dosage of Aripiren 5 MG


Aripiren tablet overdose can cause symptoms like dizziness, vomiting, nausea, anorexia, drowsiness, slight tremors, anxiety, changes in blood pressure, confusion, agitation, sleep disturbance, etc. Th...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Aripiren tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your ...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Aripiren tablets if I feel better?

A: You should use the Aripiren tablets for the exact duration advised by the doctor. The symptoms of schizophrenia may return on stopping. Moreover, if you suddenly stop using this medicine, it can cause withdrawal symptoms like agitation, itching, sweating, vomiting, etc. Please consult your doctor if you want to stop using Aripiren tablets.

Q: How long does it take for an Aripiren tablet to work?

A: Aripiren tablets may take a few days to weeks before any of its effects are observed. It may take 4-6 weeks to notice the full benefits of this medicine. The results of this medicine vary from person to person. Do not stop using Aripiren tablets, even if it takes longer to notice any changes.

Q: Does the Aripiren tablet cause weight gain if I use it every day?

A: Aripiren tablets may induce weight gain in some persons but not all. The effect varies from person to person. While taking this tablet, try exercising regularly and avoid high-calorie food and drinks to prevent weight gain.
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Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2022 | 02:49 PM (IST)
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