You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking aripiprazole if you have:
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Abilify and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Abilify and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Abilify).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Aripiprazole for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much aripiprazole may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Atrial fibrillation, a certain type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension).
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Abilify Overdose for more information.)