How does aripiprazole make you feel?

Aripiprazole affects different people in different ways, so the way it makes someone feel can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s mental health condition, dosage, and other medications being taken.

Aripiprazole is generally well-tolerated, but common side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and restlessness. Some people may also experience weight gain, tremors, or muscle stiffness. These side effects are usually mild and tend to improve over time as the body adjusts to the medication.

Aripiprazole is often used to treat mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. In these conditions, aripiprazole can help to reduce symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and mood swings. Some people may notice a reduction in symptoms within a few days of starting aripiprazole, while for others it may take several weeks to see an improvement.

It is important to note that aripiprazole should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare provider, as it can have potential risks and side effects. It is also important to follow the healthcare provider’s instructions regarding the use of aripiprazole and report any concerning symptoms or side effects.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: