Aripiprazole (Abilify)

CAS NO: 129722-12-9
Batch Molecular FormulaC23H27Cl2N3O2
Batch Molecular Weight448.385 g/mol
Physical AppearanceWhite to off white Solid.
Melting point139°C
StorageStore at RT
Batch Molecular Structure

Aripiprazole, commonly known by the brand name Abilify, is a medication used to treat a range of mental health conditions, primarily those related to mood and thought disorders. Here are the main uses of Aripiprazole (Abilify):

  1. Schizophrenia: Aripiprazole is used to treat schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder characterized by disturbances in thinking, emotions, and perceptions. It helps alleviate symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, and emotional disturbances.
  2. Bipolar Disorder: Abilify is prescribed for bipolar disorder, both in the manic phase (acute mania) and for the prevention of future manic episodes. It can help stabilize mood, reduce manic symptoms, and prevent mood swings.
  3. Major Depressive Disorder (as an adjunct): In some cases, Aripiprazole may be used in combination with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder when the standard treatment with an antidepressant alone has not been effective.
  4. Irritability Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Abilify is approved for the treatment of irritability in children and adolescents (ages 6 to 17) with autism spectrum disorder.
  5. Tourette’s Disorder: It can be prescribed for the treatment of tics and associated behavioral issues in individuals with Tourette’s disorder.
  6. Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease: Aripiprazole is sometimes used for the treatment of agitation in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

Aripiprazole works by affecting certain neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly dopamine and serotonin, to help regulate mood, thought processes, and behavior. The specific use, dosage, and duration of treatment may vary based on the individual’s diagnosis and response to the medication.

It’s important to use Aripiprazole under the guidance and supervision of a mental health professional, as it can have side effects and may require adjustments in treatment. Regular monitoring and communication with a healthcare provider are essential when taking this medication to ensure its effectiveness and manage any potential side effects.


  • It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters).
  • Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. Aripiprazole is known as an antipsychotic drug (atypical type).