Is aripiprazole only for schizophrenia?

No, aripiprazole is not only used for schizophrenia. While aripiprazole is primarily used to treat schizophrenia, it is also used to treat other mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder.

In bipolar disorder, aripiprazole can help to stabilize mood and reduce the frequency and severity of manic and depressive episodes. In major depressive disorder, aripiprazole may be used as an adjunctive treatment to an antidepressant medication when the antidepressant alone is not effective.

In addition, aripiprazole can also be used to treat irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years old.

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: