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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Abilify (aripiprazole): I doubt it. There are no reports of such effect on pregnancy tests, and never seen that happen to any of my patients. Maybe other professionals will give their opinions about it, and consider reporting to the fda watch if there is any support. Most likely, if your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant, and should consult your doctor to stop taking abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

I am using Abilify (aripiprazole) and I feel kinda weird. Is that meant to happen?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Depends on dose, how long u been on it, if taken with other medications or if dose increased recently. Best to consult the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more

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What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

What would happen if i overdosed on abilify (aripiprazole)? What wouldthe effects be?

ARIPAPRAZOLE OVERDOS: Oral Aripiprazole overdosage causes vomiting, somnolence, and tremor, acidosis, aggression, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, coma, confusional state, convulsion, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, depressed level of consciousness, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypotension, lethargy, loss of consciousness, qt prolongation, pneumonia aspiration, respiratory arrest, status epilepticu, tachycardia. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes, but not in most people. And much less than almost all of the drugs in the same class. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain with abilify (aripiprazole)?

What causes weight gain with abilify (aripiprazole)?

Not known: The exact mechanism as to how Abilify (aripiprazole) causes weight gain is not known and may vary from person to person. It could cause a lack of feeling full (lack of satiety) or cause an increase craving for sweets or food in general. The only way to combat it without taking another med is to limit your portion size and eat foods that are healthy for you. Also exercise. I wish i could give you more detail.. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) cause weight gain or loss?

Some: Abilify (aripiprazole) is in a class of medications known to cause weight gain and sometimes diabetes and high cholesterol. Abilify (aripiprazole) itself is less likely to cause this than many others, but the risk is still there. ...Read more

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Is head jerking a side-effect of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Is head jerking a side-effect of abilify (aripiprazole)?

Abilify&head jerking: Yes it probabely is.You may need to see your psychiatrst or neurologit .You may have to stop the med and try a different one.It may be a condition called tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor prescribed me abilify (aripiprazole)?

Why would my doctor prescribed me abilify (aripiprazole)?

Not sure: psychosis? Schizophrenia? Schizoaffective disorder? bipolar disorder? Recalcitrant depression? Dissassociation? ETC. Ask your doctor to better understand why this medication was prescribed. ...Read more

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Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) and olanzapine together?

Can i take Abilify (aripiprazole) and olanzapine together?

Yes but: They are two meds of the same class but can feel very different. Abilify (aripiprazole) tends to cause insomnia while Olanzapine is very sedating. Raising the dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) may cause sedation at or above 20mg, reducing the need for olanzapine. Olanzapine has a lot of wt gain and problems with blood sugars and is usually reserved for patients who haven't responded to other agents. ...Read more