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When you take medications such as cimetidine or imatinib along with Abilify, drug interactions can occur. These reactions can increase your risk of side effects or perhaps make Abilify less effective, among other things. Before starting treatment, be sure to talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any drug interactions that may apply to you.

An Introduction to Interactions With Abilify

Abilify® (aripiprazole) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to interactions with Abilify include:
  • Alcohol
  • Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:


    • Clarithromycin (Biaxin®)
    • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
    • Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
    • Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
    • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
    • Miconazole
    • Telithromycin (Ketek®)


  • Certain anticonvulsants, including:







  • Quinidine
  • Rifamycin antibiotics, including rifabutin (Mycobutin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), and rifapentine (Priftin®).
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