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Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Depends: A single dose of 0.25mg of Alprazolam will not cause harm, however benzodiazepine medications such as Alprazolam and others, when used regularly can significant increase the risk of cleft palate and other structural development, especially in the first trimester. Consult with both your ob/gyn and your prescribing doctor before using such meds. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Was told that Xanax (alprazolam) cannot be taken during pregnancy & I would have to take seroquil instead & in addition to my ssri. Is this my only option?

Was told that Xanax (alprazolam) cannot be taken during pregnancy & I would have to take seroquil instead & in addition to my ssri. Is this my only option?

Also risky: Seroquel (quetiapine) is also considered risky - higher chance of miscarriage, etc. Some psych meds are less risky than others - but none are safe entirely. Your SSRI may even be questionable. Talk w/ your OBGYN or have the 2 doctors confer. Consider CBT therapy as option. It can support you through this stage of life w/out risks. Congrats! ...Read more

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I took xanax (alprazolam) hard In beginning of my pregnancy I slowed down a lot, i still take them like twice a month im 19wks have i harmed mybaby? Im stoppin now

Talk to your doctor : With the use of benzodiazepines early in your pregnancy, there is a risk of midline cleft palate abnormality. However, this risk might not be as great as once thought. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Congratulations on your weaning off the use of benzodiazepines! Good job! This is not an easy task to do for many people. Your baby will have a much lower risk now of withdrawal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam) during my first trimester of pregnancy?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is not safe to take during pregnancy because it can harm the fetus. Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken while you are breastfeeding either. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Is a blighted ovum something that occurs naturally or can someone do something early on in the pregnancy that causes that to happen (like taking Xanax (alprazolam) before realizing I was pregnant)?

Not your fault: this can just happen. most likely the fertilized egg had genetic defect and so would not have grown well anyway. so this is your body's natural defense against having a baby with a birth defect. unlikely to be related to xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What birth defects will Xanax (alprazolam) and narco cause if taken first 7 months of pregnancy? And when will they be noticeable?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken in pregnancy. It can result in withdrawal of the fetus at birth. It is reported to be associated with developmental delays, skeletal anomalies, and problems with brain development. Please discuss this your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more