A member asked:

Ive been on xanax for several years im taking 2 mg three times a day. i just found out im pregnant i believe im in my second trimester waiting on my primary care provider to refer me to an ob/gyn but in the meantime, she made me cold quit?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Xanax does possess potential teratogenic risks to a fetus, especially in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy (midline developmental defect potentials such as cleft palate or lip, for example). Work closely with your doctors. Consider, if necessary, ultrasound and amniocentesis.

Answered 4/15/2023



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