A 48-year-old member asked:
is it safe to be on ssri while pregnant?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Singh answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Nothing is safe in pregnancy...Only if it is labelled as category b.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Charles Turck answered
16 years experience Pharmacology
No easy answer: The FDA’s stance since 2011 is that SSRIs are associated with a condition called PPHN. It’s very rare, but severe. On the other hand, depression during pregnancy may be more mild, but it may also be worse and associated with suicidal tendencies, which is why the decision to continue or stop a SSRI is a tough one that needs to be weighed by an expecting mother with guidance from her doctor
Answered on Apr 27, 2016
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