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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. Al Hegab
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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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Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and weight gain?

Possible: All meds in this class have been associated with some wt gain, but Abilify (aripiprazole) is the least likely. It tends to be gradual and can be prevented by attention to diet and exercise. Fear of wt gain shouldn't be cause for not getting appropriate treatment for psychiatric problems. A healthy person if more likely to be able to follow diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Does Abilify (aripiprazole) help with sleep?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Indirectly, by stabilizing moods.

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Probably not: Abilify (aripiprazole) has the rare side effect of impotence in clinical trials. There is no evidence based medicine to confirm boosting libido. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) treat schizophrenia?

Abilify (aripiprazole): As a Psychotropic & at therapeutic dose, Yes. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause early puberty?

Possibly, but rare: So far the fda has received only 16 case reports of this.All had been on Risperdal for 2-5 years and the largest group was being treated for autism. It is hard to use these reports to infer cause and effect, but it is possible. ...Read more

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When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and irritability, and as an augmenting medication alongside antidepressants that have only been partially effective. It can also be used in the treatment of thought disorders. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) 20 mg cause akathisia?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) 20 mg cause akathisia?

Yes: Everyone responds differently, but it is certainly possible to experience akathisia with abilify (aripiprazole). Talk to your doctor about your treatment options. ...Read more