Cost and support for
the system

If you and your healthcare team decide that ABILIFY MYCITE® (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) is right for you, here’s what you should expect after your doctor writes the prescription.
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ABILIFY MYCITE® Kit

Am I covered?

The cost of your prescription will depend on your health insurance. See below to find out if you’re covered. 

Commercial plans

Eligible patients may pay as little as $5/month for the ABILIFY MYCITE® Kit through an instant copay program.*

Medicaid

Under most Medicaid plans, ABILIFY MYCITE is covered after your doctor writes your prescription. Work with your doctor to confirm coverage under your state’s Medicaid plan.

Medicare

If you are covered under Medicare and qualify for Low Income Subsidy (LIS), copays for brand-name products are $9.20/month or less.

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Offer not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state program. Further conditions apply. Contact the specialty pharmacy for more information.
Verified October 30, 2020.
This resource is provided for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that coverage and reimbursement will result. You should consult with your insurance provider or seek independent, qualified professional advice to determine your insurance coverage.

The prescription process

Expect a call from the pharmacy

The ABILIFY MYCITE Kit is only available through a specialty pharmacy. The pharmacy will call to let you know if the kit is covered by your health insurance plan. Once coverage is confirmed, the pharmacy will process your prescription. If, for some reason, coverage is denied, the pharmacy will follow up with your doctor’s office and health insurance plan on the appropriate next steps.

Save the MYCITE® Team phone number, 844-MYCITE-4 (844-692-4834), in your contacts so you know it's them calling you.

Get your prescription filled

The pharmacy will fill your prescription for the kit and ship it to your doctor’s office. The kit can be sent directly to your home instead, if you and your doctor are comfortable with that arrangement.

Prepare for your setup appointment

Whether you decide to ship your kit to your doctor’s office or your home, you will have support setting up the system. If you decide to ship your kit to the doctor’s office, your healthcare provider will schedule an appointment with you to set up the ABILIFY MYCITE® System. On the day of your appointment, you will need 2 things to get started:

  1. Your fully charged smartphone
  2.  Your email address

You can download the MYCITE® App from your phone’s app store before the appointment. If you decide to set up at home, you can call your Patient Education Liaison (PEL) to walk you through the process.

Getting refills

All prescription refills can be shipped directly to either your home or your healthcare provider’s office, depending on what works for you. The specialty pharmacy will check in with you before sending your refill.

Support for ABILIFY MYCITE patients at every step

Whether you are looking for answers about the specialty pharmacy process, or need help using the ABILIFY MYCITE System, we have people ready to help you every step of your journey.

The MYCITE Team provides support to:

  • Answer any technical questions about the system
  • Navigate the MYCITE® App
  • Troubleshoot issues with the ABILIFY MYCITE System throughout treatment 
  • Share your information with your healthcare team and support network

Call the team at 844⁠-⁠MYCITE⁠-⁠4 (844⁠-⁠692⁠-⁠4834). We are available 8 ​AM​ to 8 PM eastern time, Monday through Friday. 

Once your doctor has prescribed you the ABILIFY MYCITE Kit, you can connect with a Patient Education Liaison (PEL). A PEL is a dedicated nurse here for you throughout your treatment journey. You can reach out to them directly for personalized support whenever you have a question about the system. 

Your PEL can help:

  • Walk you through the setup process for the ABILIFY MYCITE System, step-by-step
  • Answer questions about insurance coverage and the specialty pharmacy process
  • Explain how to download and use the MYCITE App

Call to enroll at 1-855-242-7787. PELs are available 8 AM to 8 PM eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

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Resources for the support network

Support your friend or family member who has a mental health condition

The ABILIFY MYCITE System was designed to help make being there for a friend or family member with a mental health condition a little easier.

What the ABILIFY MYCITE System can do

Because they want you to know what’s going on with them, your friend or family member may invite you to view their data. Having this information can provide peace of mind and help you start a new kind of conversation about their mental health and well-being. 

With the system, you may be able to view some or all of these:

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When they take their pill
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Activity level (number of steps)
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Time spent resting
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Their mood, using emojis
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How well
they rested
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The reason, if they didn’t take their pill

Only functions related to tracking drug ingestion have been evaluated or approved by FDA.

The ABILIFY MYCITE System is not intended for real-time or emergency monitoring.
 

By inviting you to view their information in the MYCITE® Dashboard, your friend or family member is asking you to support them and be a part of their treatment. It might be a good idea to talk to them about how they want to include you and what they want you to do with their data.

Check in using the MYCITE Dashboard

The MYCITE Dashboard is your online portal that allows you to view the data that your friend or family member has decided to share with you. 

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This is a sample view of the MYCITE Dashboard.

Steps for getting started

Receive invitation

Your friend or family member who has been prescribed the ABILIFY MYCITE System will invite you to connect with them using your email address.

Create an account

You will receive a registration email to create an account for the MYCITE Dashboard. On the portal, you will be asked for information like your first and last names, your email address, and a unique password. This information can be updated at any time.

See how they’re doing

After you create your account, you will be able to see what your friend or family member has decided to share with you (eg, pill-taking, activity, rest, mood, rest quality) through the MYCITE Dashboard.

Guidance for using the dashboard

A different conversation

The information you get from the MYCITE Dashboard may offer you the opportunity to talk to your loved one in a different way than before. It might mean you talk less about their mental health condition and more about what matters to them.

You may decide to reach out to a loved one based on information you see in the dashboard. However, be sure to communicate with your friend or family member in a way that feels right for them. The best way to know is to ask them how they want to be supported. You can also encourage them to reach out to their healthcare provider so they can share more of what’s going on.
 

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Conversation starters

If you think it’s time to reach out to your friend or family member, it may feel difficult to get the discussion going. Here are a few tips to help you begin: 

Don’t assume that because your friend or family member hasn’t shared any health concerns that they don’t have any 

They may feel that they would be wasting your time. A simple “How are you feeling today?” from you might go a long way

Let your friend or family member know that sharing their concerns with you can ensure they get the care they need 

If you sense they’re holding back, consider asking an open-ended question like “Is there any way I can help you make sure you are getting what you need?” or “What would be the most important thing for me to know about your needs or your health right now?”

If your friend or family member is living independently, remember that they may be scared to voice their concerns for fear of losing that independence

Saying something like “I know you can take care of yourself, but I’m always here for extra support” might help them open up

Let your friend or family member know that you want to help make it easier for them to get treatment

A simple “Would you like a ride to your next appointment?" might help open up this subject

Your friend or family member has entrusted you with their information. Please review Family & Friends Terms of Use and Privacy Notice for our privacy requirements for the ABILIFY MYCITE System.
INDICATIONS and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
for ABILIFY MYCITE® (aripiprazole tablets with sensor)

INDICATIONS:

ABILIFY MYCITE is a prescription medicine of an aripiprazole tablet with an Ingestible Event Marker (IEM) sensor inside it used in adults for the:

  • Treatment of schizophrenia
  • Treatment of bipolar I disorder alone or when used with the medicine lithium or valproate for:
    • acute (short-term) treatment of manic or mixed episodes
    • maintenance treatment
  • Treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) along with other antidepressant medicines

The ABILIFY MYCITE System is intended to track if you have taken your ABILIFY MYCITE. There may be a delay in the detection of the ABILIFY MYCITE tablet and sometimes the detection of the tablet might not happen at all. If the MYCITE APP does not indicate that you have taken your medicine, do not repeat the dose. It is not known if ABILIFY MYCITE can improve how well you take your aripiprazole (patient compliance) or for changing your dose of aripiprazole. ABILIFY MYCITE is not for use as real-time or emergency monitoring.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

  • Increased risk of death in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis: Medicines like ABILIFY MYCITE can raise the risk of death in elderly people who have lost touch with reality (psychosis) due to confusion and memory loss (dementia). ABILIFY MYCITE is not approved to treat patients with dementia-related psychosis.
  • Increased risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and young adults: Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children and young adults within the first few months of treatment and when the dose is changed. Pay close attention to any changes, especially new and sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings and report them to the healthcare provider. It is not known if ABILIFY MYCITE is safe and effective for use in children.

Do not take ABILIFY MYCITE if you are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in ABILIFY MYCITE. Allergic reactions may include: rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

ABILIFY MYCITE may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Stroke (cerebrovascular problems) in elderly people with dementia-related psychosis that can lead to death.
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare and serious condition that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have some or all of the following signs and symptoms of NMS: high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure.
  • Uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia or TD). ABILIFY MYCITE may cause movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other body parts. TD may not go away, even if you stop taking ABILIFY MYCITE. TD may also start after you stop taking ABILIFY MYCITE.
  • Problems with your metabolism such as:
    • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and diabetes. Increases in blood sugar can happen in some people who take ABILIFY MYCITE. Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes or risk factors for diabetes (such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes), your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before starting ABILIFY MYCITE and during your treatment.
      Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms of high blood sugar while receiving ABILIFY MYCITE:
      • feel very thirsty
      • need to urinate more than usual
      • feel very hungry
      • feel weak or tired
      • feel sick to your stomach
      • feel confused, or your breath smells fruity
      • feel very thirsty
      • need to urinate more than usual
      • feel very hungry
      • feel weak or tired
      • feel sick to your stomach
      • feel confused, or your breath smells fruity
    • increased fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood.
    • weight gain. You and your healthcare provider should check your weight regularly.
  • Unusual urges. Some people taking aripiprazole have had unusual urges, such as gambling, binge eating or eating that you cannot control (compulsive), compulsive shopping and sexual urges. If you or your family members notice that you are having unusual urges or behaviors, talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Decreased blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). You may feel lightheaded or faint when you rise too quickly from a sitting or lying position.

  • Falls

  • Low white blood cell count. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests during the first few months of treatment with ABILIFY MYCITE.

  • Seizures (convulsions)

  • Problems with control of your body temperature so that you feel too warm. Do not become too hot or dehydrated during treatment with ABILIFY MYCITE. Avoid getting over-heated or dehydrated. Do not exercise too much. In hot weather, stay inside in a cool place if possible. Stay out of the sun, and do not wear too much or heavy clothing. Drink plenty of water.

  • Difficulty swallowing

ABILIFY MYCITE may make you drowsy. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how ABILIFY MYCITE affects you.

Before taking ABILIFY MYCITE, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have or had diabetes or high blood sugar in you or your family; your healthcare provider should check your blood sugar before starting and during therapy with ABILIFY MYCITE
  • have or had seizures (convulsions)
  • have or had low or high blood pressure
  • have or had heart problems or stroke
  • have or had low white blood cell count
  • are pregnant or have plans to become pregnant. It is not known if ABILIFY MYCITE will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breast-feeding or have plans to breast-feed. ABILIFY MYCITE can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive ABILIFY MYCITE
  • have or had any other medical conditions

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ABILIFY MYCITE and other medicines may affect each other causing possible serious side effects. ABILIFY MYCITE may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how ABILIFY MYCITE works. Do not start or stop any medicines while taking ABILIFY MYCITE without talking to your healthcare provider first.

The most common side effects of ABILIFY MYCITE in adults include: restlessness or need to move (akathisia); dizziness; nausea; insomnia; shaking (tremor); anxiety; constipation; sedation

These are not all the possible side effects of ABILIFY MYCITE. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report side effects to Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. at 1-800-438-9927 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Please read FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including BOXED WARNING, and MEDICATION GUIDE.