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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can valium cause birth defects?

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Dr. Evaristo Badiola
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Possibly.: Studies in rats have shown that it can lead to cleft palate and other palatal abnormalities. Anti-anxiety meds like valium is category d meaning it is likely to cause birth defects. I would not recommend valium at any stage of pregnancy.
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Dr. Walter Root
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Yes: All medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are category d -- known to cause birth defects in humans.
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