May 19 2022

Classification of the active ingredient aripiprazole

Risk level in pregnancy: This medicine is classified as Category C.

There are no adequate studies to establish the safety of this drug during pregnancy.

In laboratory animals at high doses, aripiprazole produced weight delayed maturation and ossification and delayed testicular descent into the scrotal sacs. The effect of aripiprazole on labor is unknow.

Update 17.11.2010

Meaning of category C

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.