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Doctor insights on: Aripiprazole And Pregnancy

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Can Abilify cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can Abilify cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Abilify: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Do you recommend aripiprazole and what is it for?

Do you recommend aripiprazole and what is it for?

Antipsychotic: Abilify partially activates Dopamine receptors in the brain. It's a newer antipsychotic and used in the treatment of schziphrenia, but is also used in severe psychotic depression as well as sometimes as for bipolar depression. ...Read more

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I want to know if aripiprazole should be taken at morning or night. Difference??

I want to know if aripiprazole should be taken at morning or night. Difference??

Timing matters not: Aripiprazole can be taken at anytime of the day, but take it as your healthcare provider's instructed if she or he wants you to take it at a specific time (s/he knows more about your health history and other medications you’re taking). Some practitioners prefer nighttime only because aripiprazole is known to cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is aripiprazole a new drug?

Is aripiprazole a new drug?

Yes relatively: Abilify (aripiprazole) was approved in 2002. Fda indications include: schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder; an adjunct for the treatment of major depressive disorder; to treat irritability in children with autism. It is a Dopamine receptor partial agonist, which makes it unique compared to prior medications (even relatively new ones) for schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How will aripiprazole help me?

How will aripiprazole help me?

It depends: It depends on why it is being prescribed. Please speak to your physician to best understand why he or she is prescribing the medication and how it may help you. ...Read more

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Anybody here taken aripiprazole (abilify) and had improvement?

Anybody here taken aripiprazole (abilify) and had improvement?

Many Have Benefited: Aripiprazole (brand abilify) is a second generation antipsychotic indicated in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct in the treatment of major depressive disorder. In my practice I have witnessed many individuals from each of these diagnostic groups improve. It is not the medication for everyone and I have seen others who did not improve. Work with your md. ...Read more

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What's the effect of aripiprazole on insomnia and memory impairment?

What's the effect of aripiprazole on insomnia and memory impairment?

Abilify Sleep memory: Abilify can cause sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep, and difficulty staying asleep. In addition it can cause problems with memory and forgetfulness. Please see the Abilify website for a side effects checklist. www.abilify.com/bipolar/tools/side-effects-checklist.aspx a checklist to keep track of side effects and share with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to begin working?

How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to begin working?

How long abilify/wor: It rebalances Dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.You may start seing some symptom improvement in few weeks, full effect will take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Aripiprazole (abilify) is making me feel sick, what to do?

Call your prescriber: If you are having serious side effects of a medication, call your doctor or prescriber. ...Read more

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I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

I've been taking 2.5mg of Aripiprazole a day for 6 months now, with no side effects. How likely is that I'll start getting side effects in the future?

Aripiprazole (Abilif: I understand your concern. Aripiprazole (Abilify) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depression). Aripiprazole 2.5mg a day is a small dose for these diagnoses. See Psychiatrist to discuss Diagnosis; need of Aripiprazole at this time, its benefits and side effects, and decreasing the dose. Have Therapy for stresses in your life and to develop coping skills. ...Read more