If you think that you may be experiencing an overdose, you should seek emergency medical attention immediately. You should also seek emergency medical attention if you suspect that you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include some of the following: breathing trouble, hives, or swelling in the face, tongue, lips, or throat.
Before taking this medication, you should alert your doctor if you have ever experienced any of the following conditions: liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, high or low blood pressure, heart problems, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides, high blood sugar, diabetes, stroke or low white blood cell counts. Rexulti can sometimes cause high blood sugar, so if you have diabetes, be diligent in the regular testing of your blood sugar levels while on this medication.
Taking antipsychotic medication during the last trimester of pregnancy can sometimes cause breathing issues, withdrawal symptoms, or feeding troubles in the newborn baby. You should not stop taking the medication without speaking to your doctor first. If you become pregnant while you are taking brexpiprazole, inform your doctor immediately. If you are instructed to continue use of the medication through your pregnancy, your name may be added to a registry for pregnant women to track any effects that Rexulti may have on the baby. Breastfeeding while taking this medication may not be safe. Discuss any possible risk with your doctor before making the decision to breastfeed your infant.
While taking Rexulti, patients should be cautious of driving, or any other hazardous activity, until they know exactly how the medication will affect them as reaction times may be impaired. Patients should also avoid standing up too quickly from a lying or sitting position, as they may feel dizzy. Staying hydrated and regulating body temperature is paramount while taking this medication, as Rexulti can sometimes make it harder for your body to self-regulate its temperature.
Always inform your doctor of every single medication, supplement, over the counter medicine, or vitamin that you take before starting a new prescription. Do not start taking any new over the counter medicines, vitamins, or supplements without talking to your doctor first while you are taking Rexulti. There are nearly 1000 known drug interactions with brexpiprazole ranging from mild to severe. Ask your doctor to warn you about any possible interactions with your current medications.
Long term use or high doses of this medication may result in an irreversible serious movement disorder