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Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Risk/benefit: Generally try to avoid in the 1st trimester, though the risk of cleft palate and lip may be less than once thought. Safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, with high doses maybe some risk of decreased muscle tone/slowed breathing (rare). There is a risk of preterm labor and low birthweight infants, as well as pre-eclampsia in anxiety disorders. Please see mass general's women's mental health page! ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 it bad for the baby to take lorazepam 1mg for anxiety while pregnant?

Is it bad for the baby to take lorazepam 1mg for anxiety while pregnant?

Talk to OB: A lot of people take low doses of this type of drug for this reason and it shouldn't be a problem if taken occasionally, but as much as possible, it should be avoided. It is always best to ask your OB these questions though. ...Read more

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Can I take. 5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12:48am and then. 5mg lorazepam at 4:13pm? Pregnant 10 weeks, 27yrs old.

Can I take. 5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12:48am and then. 5mg lorazepam at 4:13pm? Pregnant 10 weeks, 27yrs old.

Benzos in pregnancy?: Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) were given a pregnancy category d rating because of problems in animal studies. These studies suggested that they may increase the risk of miscarriages and various birth defects. It is safest to consult with your treating physician.   ...Read more

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Can I take lorazepam after iui while waiting for pregnancy confirmation. I had iui this past Thursday and Friday?

Can I take lorazepam after iui while waiting for pregnancy confirmation. I had iui this past Thursday and Friday?

Yes, but...: You can if there's a clear medical need, but you shouldn't unless it's truly necessary. If you have an OBG doctor as him/her what he/she thinks. ...Read more

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I'm on 3 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a day and trying to concieve, ob said it was ok until + pregnant test then must stop, is it truly ok to take while trying to conciev?

I'm on 3 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a day and trying to concieve, ob said it was ok until + pregnant test then must stop, is it truly ok to take while trying to conciev?

Taper: Why u take Ativan 3 mg for anxiety need to taper slowly 10 percent weekly also taking frolic acid 1 mg daily never stop Ativan suddenly always taper slowly you should taper before getting pregnant i'd you take for anxiety you have option to start Buspar (buspirone) if for depression than ssri. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant & breastfeeding a 2y old. I suffer from major panic attacks & agoraphobia they prescribed me. 5 lorazepam before okay to take it 1 a month?

19 weeks pregnant & breastfeeding a 2y old. I suffer from major panic attacks & agoraphobia they prescribed me. 5 lorazepam before okay to take it 1 a month?

Ativan (lorazepam) pregnant: I have prescribed it but I do this with my patients not to them. I go over the risks, benefits, side effects, and alternatives and after the first trimester the risk of birth defects is reduced. Also no caffeine, tobacco, or other stimulants--even sugar. I have used antidepressants during pregnancy with no defects or suits. The main thing is good communication and a + relationship with ur ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have been taking ativan (lorazepam) for about a year. Would it be ok to try to grt pregnant if I stop using ativan (lorazepam) now?

I have been taking ativan (lorazepam) for about a year. Would it be ok to try to grt pregnant if I stop using ativan (lorazepam) now?

Work with doctor: Please, please work with your doctor if wanting to taper off ativan (lorazepam). Not only can withdrawal happen if stopping too suddenly, but the basic reason for which Ativan (lorazepam) was prescribed, can exacerbate. If the taper is successful, then becoming pregnant is not impacted by a medication you're concerned about. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Teratogenicity: Ativan (lorazepam) has psychogenic effect even in a developing fetus. Its accidental use early in pregnancy has not been fully elucidated as yet. There were studies that correlated its teratogenicity with craniofacial and nerve migration and formation but these are more in the 2nd trimester. Talk to your ob-gyn, they may have more info. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both be fine. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

Ativan; pregnant: 1st trimester usually most serious for fetal damage from drugs. See OB for monitoring fetus. Have prescribing doc change to Buspar (buspirone) (category b compared with ativan's category d) or undertake rapid withdrawal from ativan. Use meditation, exercise, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback for anxiety. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant but am on Effexor (venlafaxine) and using lorazepam for anxiety. Am having pregnant symptoms but might be side effects. Do I stay on meds?

I am trying to get pregnant but am on Effexor (venlafaxine) and using lorazepam for anxiety. Am having pregnant symptoms but might be side effects. Do I stay on meds?

FDA Categories C & D: Pulease don't rely on input from unknown on-line doctors to make this decision. This requires careful decision making between you, your psychiatrist and the obstetrician. Lorazepam is category d which means it can harm a fetus. However, one may need to taper off this medication. Effexor (venlafaxine) is fda pregnancy category c. The benefits would need to clearly outweigh risks for category c. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Risks and birth defects of taking lorazepam and klonopin (clonazepam) early in pregnancy?

Stop; read my commen: Pregnancy, we all agree, is part of the develop process.
Its drives are powerful.
Your child is literally installing the basic structure of who this person will become. So keep all meds to a
reasonable! Level.
Both meds affect your brain, though Klonopin (clonazepam) is safer in both areas. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get Lyrica, (pregabalin) Prozac and Lorazapam out my system safely before getting pregnant?

How long does it take to get Lyrica, (pregabalin) Prozac and Lorazapam out my system safely before getting pregnant?

Planning a pregnancy: If you were prescribed these meds by your doc, they must be for a medical condition (depression? anxiety? fibromyalgia?). Its very important that you discuss your plans to become pregnant, the right way to come off your meds, and the proper way to treat your condition so you can have a healthy pregnancy. Ask your doc when it would be safe to start trying to conceive :) ...Read more

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Woman just found out she is 7 1/2 months pregnant and has been taking trazadone, lorazapam, methadone, sodium bi carbonate, lac pregnant she has also been takin lactolose lithium cumadin warafarin alcohol what is gonna be wrong with the baby

Woman just found out she is 7 1/2 months pregnant and has been taking trazadone, lorazapam, methadone, sodium bi carbonate, lac pregnant she has also been takin lactolose lithium cumadin warafarin alcohol what is gonna be wrong with the baby

The: The most important thing in this complicated situation is that the patient closely establish with a gynecologist so that she can have a complete evaluation including an ultrasound. Although all medications carry risks during pregnancy, in the majority of cases the baby is fine. Of course with Methadone there are risks of addiction at birth so the baby will need to be monitored closely, and Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner that can't be taken during pregnancy but there alternatives such as variants of heparin. ...Read more

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Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

You can: You can take the two but just take the nyquil first you may not need the ativan (lorazepam). The nyquil contains properties which can help with anxiety but it is also sedating. You don't want to over do the sedation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

For most people -: Yes. But, it can be very sedating. Your reflexes may be slower. Don't operate vehicles or dangerous machinery on Ativan (lorazepam) until you know how it effects you. Don't mix it with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications - but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best! ...Read more

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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more