Top
30
Doctor insights on: Alprazolam Trimester Pregnancy

Share
1

1
Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam) during my first trimester of pregnancy?

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

Dr. Thomas Wright
4 Doctors shared insights

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


4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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!

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!

See below: Any potential for birth defects have likely materialized. 3rd trimester detoxes are associated with risk of premature delivery. The baby will be born dependent and may go thru withdrawal. ...Read more

7

7
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? I'm 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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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.

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

13

13
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 h?

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 more

14

14
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 more

15

15
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

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

Rather than try to: Figure out what a woman could or could not get away with - let's just strongly recommend against use of xanax. ...Read more

16

16
Does xanax make the birth control pill less effective at preventing pregnancy?

No interactions: Estradiol and provera (depo subddermal) show NO interactions with xanax (alprazolam) having said that you really need to ask this of your provider who is giving you the Birth Control meds.
Nothing in medicine is fool proof or 100%. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

20

20
If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

23

23
I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, I can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, I can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints. Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

25

25
Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

26

26
Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

27

27
What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

28

28
Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

29

29
Suffering from constipation in first trimister of pregnancy is this normal?

Suffering from constipation in first trimister of pregnancy is this normal?

Very common: Most pregnant women get constipated at some time during their pregnancy. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Increase your fiber intake. If those interventions don't help, talk to you obgyn about a stool softener. ...Read more

30

30
I was wondering is it normal to get cramps in the first tirmester of pregnancy?

I was wondering is it normal to get cramps in the first tirmester of pregnancy?

Yes: Your uterus is stretching as the baby grows, and cramping is a normal response to this. However, if you are having cramping that is worse than menstrual cramps, or if the cramping is accompanied by bleeding, you need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
954 Doctors shared insights

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


Find us on Facebook