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Is it safe to take Lunesta while pregnant

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lesley Meister
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Although there have been no issues with Lunesta (eszopiclone) in animals, there are no studies available showing its safety in human pregnancies.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Birth Defects: occur in 1 percent of pregnancies. Thats excluding those that end in spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defects occur in the 3rd and 4th week of the pr ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
26 years experience Sleep Medicine
Maybe yes, maybe no.: The full answer is complex and may require meeting with a sleep specialist. The short answer is that all drugs have adverse effects, some overt and o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Who knows/ best not: There are no systematic studies of the 2 together. So, in one sense - who knows! however, if a recommendation is to be made on the basis of clinical ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Safe, yes; poor idea: Little concern regarding alcohol already ingested (1 oz. or less) but this is a long acting drug (alcohol) that interferes with normal sleep for at le ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not a good idea...: You shouldn't take a prescription medicine that wasn't written for you to take by your doctor. Better to pay a visit to your pcp and investigate unde ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Sedation: The main risk is sedation. It is never recommended to take sedating medications together but be aware of the risks. I would recommend not taking th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Prescribed?: Are these being prescribed by an involved health provider? I think you want to have someone working closely w/ you ; am not convinced these are the be ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
See below: You can experience additive effects of cognitive impairment and sedation with both meds, esp, if you take high doses of them. Clonazepam can cause tol ... Read More

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