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Doctor insights on: Aripiprazole And Pregnancy

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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 have bipolar II and will be on lamotrogine, guanfacine and wellbutrin (bupropion) post-pregnancy. Should i breastfeed?

I have bipolar II and will be on lamotrogine, guanfacine and wellbutrin (bupropion) post-pregnancy.  Should i breastfeed?

Ask pediatrician: Most medications come with warnings not to take when breast feeding even though the amount of drug found in the milk is very small. Your pediatrician and psychiatrist and you need to discuss the possible risks involved so you can make an informed decision.There are also risks of post partum depression if you stop your meds and breast feed. ...Read more

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Seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) during pregnancy, is this okay?

Seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) during pregnancy, is this okay?

Wellbutrin (bupropion)?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can bring a risk of seizures and that risk is increased in combo w/ Seroquel. It is also risky for pregnancy and should be avoided if possible. Seroquel is not likely to be a problem, but see if the doctor can find an alternative to Wellbutrin (bupropion). Consider psychotherapy to lower need for drugs and to prevent or handle post-partum depression. Have a healthy pregnancy - take care! ...Read more

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Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Could quietiapine and lithium medication affect pregnancy?

Please tell your: doctors know asap if you are pregnant. Lithium is FDA pregnancy category D & has been associated w cardiac defects. Lamictal is pregnancy category C. ...Read more

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I usually take Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) cymabal and trazadone and was ok on them then I ran out of cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) and became hypomanic is this normal?

I usually take Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) cymabal and trazadone and was ok on them then I ran out of cymbalta and Abilify (aripiprazole) and became hypomanic is this normal?

Yes: Once these medications reach a certain level in your blood that can take 2 weeks for antidepressants should not be abruptly stopped because they can cause rebound side effects such as what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Stop; read my commen: Pregnancy , we all agree, is part of the develop process. Its drives are powerful. Your child is literally installing the basic structure of who this person will become. So keep all meds to a reasonable ! level. Both meds affect your brain, though Klonopin (clonazepam) is safer in both areas. ...Read more

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I'm taking 2mg abilify (aripiprazole) and 100mg clomipramine, but I still have intrusive thoughts. Should the abilify (aripiprazole) be increased or the clomipramine?

I'm taking 2mg abilify (aripiprazole) and 100mg clomipramine, but I still have intrusive thoughts. Should the abilify (aripiprazole) be increased or the clomipramine?

It depends: It depends on the nature of the thoughts. If the thoughts are due to OCD, then increasing clomipramine is a good choice. If the thoughts are delusional or related to any hallucinations then increasing abilify (aripiprazole) is a better choice. ...Read more

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Thinking of trying to get pregnant. I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. What are the effects of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant on my unborn baby?

Thinking of trying to get pregnant. I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. What are the effects of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant on my unborn baby?

Prozac (fluoxetine) ; pregnancy: Prozac (fluoxetine) has been studied extensively in pregnancy. While it's not been shown to cause fetal malformations, it may be associated with neonatal distress at birth (25% risk) and also with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. http://tinyurl.com/l57wsxn I have been a liaison psychiatrist on OB services, and suggest caution with these medications. Please discuss w/your OB ; psychiatrist. ...Read more

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When Zoloft and Lexapro loose their efficacy and one cannot take Paxil (paroxetine) because of weight gain what other ssri possibilities are there for anx and dep ?

When Zoloft and Lexapro loose their efficacy and one cannot take Paxil (paroxetine) because of weight gain what other ssri possibilities are there for anx and dep
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SNRIs: There are many possibilities. SNRIs which are cousins of SSRIs w/ a norepinephrine component can be equally or more efficacious than SSRIs w/ sometimes less side effects such as weight gain & sexual dysfunction - would suggest evaluation w/ your Physician to discuss appropriate options ...Read more

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Zoloft (sertraline) most studied: Risks include: spontaneous abortion, preecplampsia, congential cardiac septal defects, endocrine disturbance in the newborn, poor neurodevel outcomes, resp distress in newborn, preterm delivery, low birth weight, small for gestational age. Risk of failure to treat : spontan abort, preterm delivery, low birth weight, suicide, dev delay, behav problems, poor maternal health. Zoloft (sertraline) most oft used. ...Read more

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Im on seroquel ,50 mg and wanting to add latuda (lurasidone) during the day, what dosage should i take and does latuda (lurasidone) work well with seroquel?

Im on seroquel ,50 mg and wanting to add latuda (lurasidone) during the day, what dosage should i take and does latuda (lurasidone) work well with seroquel?

Caution: Taking 2 antipsychotic medications always need more careful monitoring despite small doses. Many prescriber use Seroquel (quetiapine) for insomnia. It has metabolic side effect. And now adding another antipsychotic is not good choice. Discuss with your doctor about maximize one mardicatpn before taking 2 mediations. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...Read more

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Is Wellbutrin(100mg 2x/day), Fluoxetine(30mg) and Abilify (aripiprazole) (1mg, 2mg after a week) a safe combination for anxiety and depression?

Is Wellbutrin(100mg 2x/day), Fluoxetine(30mg) and Abilify (aripiprazole) (1mg, 2mg after a week) a safe combination for anxiety and depression?

Probably: Depending on yourneeds the combination seems reasonable. If the fluoxetine alone or in combination with wellbutrin doesn't remove/reduce depression, the addition of Abilify (aripiprazole) often helps. If, after a time this is not helpful... you didn't say you were in psychotherapy, but I would recommend it also. ...Read more

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Can you take Abilify (aripiprazole) while being pregnant?

Can you take Abilify (aripiprazole) while being pregnant?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and pregnanc: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081112144302aanjpbz. I would advise against it.

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My mom is bipolar and takes lamictal and risperdal. Will lyrica (pregabalin) have a negative impact?

My mom is bipolar and takes lamictal and risperdal.  Will lyrica (pregabalin) have a negative impact?

Probably: The combination of Lyrica (pregabalin) and Risperdal can increase your mother's risk of side effects that both drugs share, including: sedation (sleepiness) psychomotor impairment (problems with her thinking). ...Read more

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