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What should I know before taking cariprazine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Older people who take antipsychotic drugs have a higher risk of death, especially from heart problems or infection.

It is not known if cariprazine is safe or effective for children and teens.

If you have severe kidney function impairment or severe liver function impairment, cariprazine can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you have epilepsy, diabetes, or Parkinson disease, cariprazine may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, cariprazine may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, cariprazine may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

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