A 24-year-old female asked:
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i just took a pregnancy test that came back positive. i am currently taking prozac (fluoxetine) and klonopin, is it ok to be taking these?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: speak to your mental health provider or your obgyn for more guidance
Answered on Jun 2, 2014
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Dr. Rachel Chastanet
34 years experience Bariatrics
Ideally a person would not want to take these medications during pregnancy, but your mental health professional and obstetrician may feel that the risks of severe depression/anxiety (such as suicide) might represent more risk to you and the baby than the medicines do.
Jun 2, 2014
Dr. Joan Kinlan
52 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There is a lot of research that shows it's save. Happy baby.
Answered on Jun 4, 2014

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Psychiatric help : Please see a psychiatrist soon. Prozac (fluoxetine) may not be appropriate for some patients.
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No risk: There is no risk to the baby as he us the one taking the medications and not you.
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