I read a post years ago about people who had tried ability during the pregnancy I really desperate to know how these people doing now .I find that I am quite isolated with my mental illness so really hope some one can share your value experience. Also very worry about is it the medicine would harm my baby as not much research can support it .please help me millions thanks
Abilify (Ariprazole) is an antipsychotic medicine and is used to treat conditions like schizophrenia, manic depression and major depression.
Abilify has been assigned with pregnancy rating C which means that there is limited human data available and animal data does suggest risk.
If you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Abilify, you should talk to your doctor about alternative treatments for your condition. Abilify could cause problems in newborns if taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Until more data becomes available, the safest course is to avoid the drug in pregnancy.
However, if your condition requires treatment with aripiprazole, the lowest effective dose, avoiding the 1st trimester if possible, should be used.
In addition, long-term evaluation of the infant is warranted.
If you are wanting more information about the use of Abilify in pregnancy you could contact the Reprotox Toxicology Center.
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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