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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? what medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Always check it out: Talk with your physician. Most ssri's are safe, but as with any medication taken during pregnancy, it is important to talk and work closely with your doctors.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) most studied: Risks include: spontaneous abortion, preecplampsia, congential cardiac septal defects, endocrine disturbance in the newborn, poor neurodevel outcomes, resp distress in newborn, preterm delivery, low birth weight, small for gestational age. Risk of failure to treat : spontan abort, preterm delivery, low birth weight, suicide, dev delay, behav problems, poor maternal health. Zoloft (sertraline) most oft used.

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Last updated May 14, 2016

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