Is Abilify safe during pregnancy?
Safety of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation
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Which antipsychotics are safe in pregnancy?
There is no good evidence that any one antipsychotic is the safest to use in pregnancy. However, one large study, which found no increased risk of birth defects for antipsychotics in general, did show a small increased risk with Risperidone4.
What is bad about Abilify?
Common Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, insomnia and weight gain. Serious Abilify side effects include tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Stopping Abilify may cause withdrawal. Abilify withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, panic attacks and sweating.
Do antipsychotics affect pregnancy?
To date, no definitive association has been found between use of antipsychotics during pregnancy and an increased risk of birth defects or other adverse outcomes.
Does Abilify cross the placenta?
Pregnancy/Lactation Considerations: It is unknown if aripiprazole crosses the placenta. It may be distributed in breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended for individuals taking aripiprazole.
What is the safest antidepressant for pregnancy?
Antidepressants that are considered safer include:
- Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Amitriptyline (Elavil)
- Desipramine (Norpramin)
- Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
- Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Can Abilify cause miscarriage?
It is not known if aripiprazole increases the chance of miscarriage. One study of women taking aripiprazole during pregnancy showed an increased chance of miscarriage, but others have not. Untreated psychiatric illness can also increase the chance of miscarriage.
Can you take schizophrenia medication while pregnant?
The main medication used to treat schizophrenia are called antipsychotics. These assist with symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. Some antipsychotics also help improve problems of mood, thinking and socialising and anxiety or agitation. Other than clozapine, antipsychotics can be safely used during pregnancy.
Is Abilify calming?
Aripiprazole may help calm irritability in children and teens with autism. Your doctor may use it with other medicine to treat depression. You can get a shot of aripiprazole to treat agitation with schizophrenia or bipolar mania. Aripiprazole can help your mind become more stable.
Will I gain weight on Abilify?
Weight gain induced by atypical antipsychotics is a well known side effect. Among this group of medications, aripiprazole (Abilify®, Bristol Myers Squibb) has been reported to be weight neutral.
What are the long term side effects of Abilify?
Long term (months or years) of elevated prolactin can lead to osteoporosis or increased risk of bone fractures. Some people may develop muscle-related side effects while taking aripiprazole. The technical terms for these are “extrapyramidal symptoms” (EPS) and “tardive dyskinesia” (TD).