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Alprazolam Trimester Pregnancy
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
What are the risks in taking low doses of Xanax (alprazolam) in the second and third trimester of pregnancy? Half of 25 mg a day
The dose is so low: That's consequences to you or the fetus are likely negligible. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
What will Xanax (alprazolam) do to unborn baby if taken the first 7 months of pregnancy? Have a friend who has been addicted while pregnant, i want to help her!
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
Can Xanax (alprazolam) give a false positive on a pregnancy test? I read it can cause a rise in the pregnancy hormone levels and show a false positive result.
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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can breastfeeding help decrease or alleviate a newborn's symptom severity from withdrawals associated w/ 3rd trimester, high-dose RX Xanax (alprazolam) exposure?
Not good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) does cross into breast milk, the keve l s can be very erratic and thus not a good plan for withdrawl. Otherwise, you are basically asking about keeping your newborn addicted to a controlled substance by passing him the med through your milk to "alleviate withdrawl". You are not alleviating withdrawl, you are keeping them addicted. Don't do it. Do withdrawl supervised in hospital. ...Read more
I had a pap yesterday. Positive pregnancy test via blood im about 4-5 weeks should I just stop taking Xanax (alprazolam) and adderall. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed only 1mg.
Discuss with Ur doc: Please discuss this with your doctor. A lot of thought should go into this and we do not know enough about you to be providing this type of detailed medical advice on the site. Contact your doctor at your earliest convenience and let them know that you are pregnant and have a discussion with them as to what you should do. Best wishes to you have a happy healthy baby. ...Read more
I am in my third trimester actually due anytime and have been using xanax (alprazolam) for about 4to5 weeks now for anxiety depression bipolar but I'm afraid of
Please discuss: With your OB doctor. There are risks to the fetus/child when taking this medication and there are risks to the fetus/child when one becomes manic. Xanax is not typically an effective agent for preventing mania, in addition. Your OB should be made aware of the prescription and needs to council you on both of these issues. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Pregnancy & meds: Overall neonatologists and pediatricians advise to use meds every sparingly during pregnancy. Drugs cross into the blood stream of the baby .Drugs such as Xanax have been shown to add to the risk of causing congenital abnormalities especially when used during the first trimester. Many women who are pregnant and anxious find cognitive behavior therapy or support therapy helpful. Good luck ...Read more
Is Xanax safe during pregnancy at very low doses? I have been taking Xanax for about 10 years and was on 2mg twice a day when i found out i was pregnant at 8 weeks. Immediately after finding out, my doctor cut me down to .5 mg a day to avoid withrawals. I
Hello. : Hello. First congratulations on your pregnancy. Second, I am really glad that your doctor is tapering you off of xanax (alprazolam). It is fda pregnancy category d. This means it should be avoided during pregnancy. There are other medications that can be used during pregnancy for anxiety that would be much safer. I don't know if use of xanax (alprazolam) has had any impact on your baby. However, by tapering off of it, your can prevent your baby from being born with an addiction with potentional for withdrawal after birth. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 34 weeks of pregnancy if you were to take a Xanax would the baby have withdrawals or test positive at birth ? She doesn’t take it all the time
I am 35 weeks pregnant. I have severe anxiety and depression. I have had it since I was very young.. About 7. I am 21 years old and pregnant with my second daughter. I have been taking xanax 2mg at least once a day throughout my pregnancy. I have never to
How bad is Xanax during pregnancy? I’ve read that it can cause birth defects, but what are the odds of that really? I just found out i’m pregnant, even though i was using two form of birth control. I get really bad panic attacks without xanax. How much ri
Find alternative: Xanax (alprazolam) is fda pregnancy category d. It should not be used during pregnancy. It could harm the unborn baby & lead to addiction or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Please talk with your psychiatrist and your obstetrician about a safer medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello Doc! I have been suffering from anxiety and brain fog for about 3 years. This started occuring while I was pregnant and is still continuing. I abused very high amounts of prescription xanax for about 3 years prior to my pregnancy, but have been sob
No quick answer: I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist for an evaluation & a treatment plan ...Read more
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