A 28-year-old female asked:
i was on prozac before pregnancy. i am severely depressed at 26 weeks on no meds. my doctor suggested lexapro (escitalopram). how dangerous would it be to start now?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ellen Altenburg answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Know risks: Any use of medications have risks vs benefits. There are risks to taking the Lexapro (escitalopram) while pregnant, but severe depression is also a risk to your pregnancy. You should express your concerns to your OB.
Answered on Aug 7, 2014
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