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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take low dose xanax (alprazolam) during ivf 2ww to reduce the stress and anxiety of worrying about cycle success? is ambien safe during 2ww?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No: It is best to avoid taking any medications of this nature during pregnancy
Dr. Charles Palmer
Gynecology 14 years experience
Probably NOT: IVF as you know is very expensive and I can imagine that you have exhausted most other ways of trying to get pregnant. Xanax is a Class D drug for pregnancy which means it isn't very safe. Think about the risks vs. the benefits. You may get a few hours of "less stress" but what if something happens to your baby? I don't think it is worth it. Ambien is less dangerous. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for stress

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