Aripiprazole is metabolized by CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. Because of this, drug interactions can happen. I discuss specific examples in this episode.
Partial dopamine agonist activity and serotonergic activity make up a significant amount of aripiprazole’s pharmacology.
Aripiprazole is classified as an antipsychotic and can be used in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression augmentation.
Aripiprazole can cause significant akathesia. I discuss this adverse effect on this episode.
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