Aripiprazole

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Aripiprazole, which is also sold under the brand names abilify and aripiprazol, is an atypical antipsychotic drug and anti-inflammatory drug used for a number of different conditions including:

Theory[edit | edit source]

One hypothesized theory of aripiprazole’s mode of action is that it may work as a biofilm disruptor[2] and affect the gut-brain axis that way.

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2012, The role of Antipsychotics in the Management of Fibromyalgia[3] - (Abstract)
  • 2019, Aripiprazole repurposed as an inhibitor of biofilm formation and sterol biosynthesis in multidrug-resistant Candida albicans[4]
  • 2021, Off label use of Aripiprazole shows promise as a treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): a retrospective study of 101 patients treated with a low dose of Aripiprazole[5]

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  1. "Aripiprazole". Drugs.com. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  2. Rajasekharan, Satish Kumar; Lee, Jin-Hyung; Lee, Jintae (October 2019). "Aripiprazole repurposed as an inhibitor of biofilm formation and sterol biosynthesis in multidrug-resistant Candida albicans". International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 54 (4): 518–523. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.05.016. ISSN 1872-7913. PMID 31173863.
  3. Calandre, Elena P.; Rico-Villademoros, Fernando (February 1, 2012). "The Role of Antipsychotics in the Management of Fibromyalgia". CNS Drugs. 26 (2): 135–153. doi:10.2165/11597130-000000000-00000. ISSN 1179-1934.
  4. Rajasekharan, Satish Kumar; Lee, Jin-Hyung; Lee, Jintae (October 2019). "Aripiprazole repurposed as an inhibitor of biofilm formation and sterol biosynthesis in multidrug-resistant Candida albicans". International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 54 (4): 518–523. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.05.016. ISSN 1872-7913. PMID 31173863.
  5. Crosby, L. D.; Kalanidhi, S.; Bonilla, A.; Subramanian, A.; Ballon, J. S.; Bonilla, H. (February 3, 2021). "Off label use of Aripiprazole shows promise as a treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): a retrospective study of 101 patients treated with a low dose of Aripiprazole". J Transl Med. 19 (50). doi:10.1186/s12967-021-02721-9. ISSN 1479-5876.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

central nervous system (CNS) - One of the two parts of the human nervous system, the other part being the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that travel from the central nervous system into the various organs and tissues of the body.

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