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Medication Name aripiprazole Trade Name Abilify Generic Name aripiprazole Usual Dose Initially, 2–5 mg/day. May increase up to 15 mg/day. Titrate dose in 5-mg increments of at least 1-wk intervals. Ordered Dose 5mg Route & Frequency oral daily Action of Medication Antipsychotic agent. Provides partial agonist activity at dopamine and serotonin (5-HT 1A ) receptors and antagonist activity at serotonin (5-HT 2A ) receptors. Therapeutic Effect: Diminishes schizophrenic behavior. Side Effects Frequent (11%–5%): Weight gain, headache, insomnia, vomiting. Occasional (4%–3%): Light-headedness, nausea, akathisia, drowsiness. Rare (2% or less): Blurred vision, constipation, asthenia (loss of strength, energy), anxiety, fever, rash, cough, rhinitis, orthostatic hypotension. Nursing Consideration s Baseline assessment Assess behavior, appearance, emotional status, response
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