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is it safe to take sleeping pill alprex during pregnancy?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Alprax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. Not only is it cat. D (unsafe to take during pregnancy), but also it is addictive and can make you and your baby addicted. This is now what you want. There are much safer alternatives. Talk to your doc about that.
Answered on Jul 22, 2013
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Dr. Tariq Halim
13 years experience Psychiatry
Not Recommended: Proper sleep hygiene is the best option to assist w/ insomnia when pregnant. It is not recommended for one to take a sleeping aid (either otc or prescribed). This decision should be made with you and your physician; weighing out the risks and benefits of use beforehand. Alprazolam (or alprex) is a short-acting benzo and may not be the best option. There is also a high abuse potential.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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