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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Is Zoloft (sertraline) safe during pregnancy?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) safe during pregnancy?

Maybe: Almost everything affects the fetus. We do not know if Zoloft (sertraline) does. However, whether to use it during pregnancy depends on weighing the risks of not using it against the benefits of using it. I always defer to the OB/GEN overseeing the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is remeron (mirtazapine) safe during pregnancy?

Is remeron (mirtazapine) safe during pregnancy?

Class C: Most of antidepressant are class c except Paxil (paroxetine) make sure take extra supplement of Folic Acid in addition to prenatal plus .Most studied in pregnancy is zoloft. ...Read more

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Is Effexor (venlafaxine) XR use safe during pregnancy?

Is Effexor (venlafaxine) XR use safe during pregnancy?

No : There are no medications safe while pregnant. It is a balance in between the risk of harming your baby and hurting your health. Some medications have been studied more in pregnant women, and results show that they do not harm the intrauterine growth or do not cause malformations. Consulting with a specialist is mandatory if you get pregnant while taking any drug. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe to take during pregnancy?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Like most antidepressants known as ssri, it is category c in pregnancy which means safe in lab animals studied but no contraindication in humans as long as closely monitored by md, especially in 1st. Trimester where fetus is developing, and around time of labor/delivery to watch for side effects to newborn. ...Read more

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Are strepsils safe during pregnancy?

Are strepsils safe during pregnancy?

Yes: I looked up ingredients and definitely safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) safe to take during pregnancy?

Depends: The decision to continue Seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) which can have effects during a pregnancy, should involve your prescribing MD working closely with your obstetrician. Generally atypical antipsychotics are relatively safe in pregnancy. That being said, have both doctors confer about the best course for you if you want to continue the Seroquel (quetiapine). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can pregnant women take Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Unknown: We can neither endorse nor prohibit it during pregnancy. Some similar medicines have been studied, but the results are inconclusive. There may be an increase in risk; on the other hand, if it is helpful to the mother, there may be an increase in risk without it. Consider dosage, trimester, risks and benefits, and involvement of the father and obstetrician, in deciding. ...Read more

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Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Possibly: Please discuss the benefits of using this medication vs risks of illness in pregnancy without it, with your psychiatrist and OB doctor. However, a prospective study with this & other atypical antipsychotics vs controls without such exposures, showed no differences between groups in terms of risk for fetal malformations or rates of obstetrical or neonatal complications. Larger studies needed. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Which antidepressants are safe to take while pregnant?

Which antidepressants are safe to take while pregnant?

None totally safe: All antidepressants are class c; meaning certain risks exist. However, when potential benefits outweigh risks, sertraline, bupropion and other agents are often cautiously used. Ect has been advocated; but for sure, the safest method is psychotherapy (as only treatment, or in combination). Ask your dr, best wishes ! ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Ludiomil (maprotiline)?

Can pregnant women take Ludiomil (maprotiline)?

Give your OB, family: medicine doctor & psychiatrist a complete list of your prescription & OTC medications + herbs, vitamins & supplements. There are no published studies on outcomes in human progeny prenatally exposure to Ludiomil (maprotiline). Animal studies have shown no teratogenic effect or disruption of fetal brain development, so the FDA lists it as a pregnancy Class B medication , with no known adverse fetal effects. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe during pregnancy?

Are probiotics safe during pregnancy?

Yes, they are safe: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. They are safe to use during pregnancy. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible.... With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read more

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What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?

Depends: The food and drug administration assigns risk category ratings for drugs in pregnancy. Category c drugs have been suggested to cause problems in the fetus and should be used with caution in pregnancy if absolutely needed. Category d medications have been proven to cause serious harm to fetus and should be avoided. All the current antidepressants are either category c or d. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celexa (citalopram)?

Can pregnant women take Celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): Only under close supervision by the prescribing doctor & the Ob/Gyn. , and if benefits outweigh risks & the patient likely to deteriorate if without medication. ...Read more

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Is citalopram (antidepressants) at 40mg daily safe during pregnancy?

Is citalopram (antidepressants) at 40mg daily safe during pregnancy?

Treatment choices: The mainstream thinking is that the benefits of treatment should outweighs the risks of treatment during pregnancy. That is a consideration to be taken by doctor and patient in view of the history of the condition and the actual mental status of the patient at that time. Most doctors will prefer to withdraw the medications if possible. It is a real challenge for both, patient and practitioner. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Pregnancy (Definition)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more