A 32-year-old female asked:
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hi.im 5 months pregnant. stoped my anxiety medication before pregnancy.i want to know is it ok to take 0.25mg zopax(alzam) occasionally.i take it about once or twice a month when i feel that i cant control the anxiety on my own.will this affect baby?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
Wise to ask: Zopax (xanax or alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It may cause miscarriage or birth defects in fetus early in pregnancy and may affect fetus later in pregnancy. Consult your OB/GYN. Seek counseling for anxiety management and coping which help development of skills to manage anxiety. Resource: https://womensmentalhealth.org/posts/anxiety-during-pregnancy-options-for-treatment/. Best regards.
Answered on Oct 14, 2020
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