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Can you take Xanax for anxiety while pregnant? Is there any options besides SSRI's?

Can you take Xanax for anxiety while pregnant? Is there any options besides SSRI's?

NO Benzos: Xanax, valiium, etc have a history of known causality for birth defects and they are to be avoided in all of pregnancy and breast feeding as these can be passed to the baby causing withdrawal effects and undue mains effects e.g. sedation and loss of breathing drive. 2nd trimmest SSRI's are can use, are the better option in pregnancy e.g. zoloft/ prozac, celexa. No paxil though. Discuss with ob/g. ...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


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Is it safe to take Xanax while pregnant?

Xanax in pregnancy: I would not recommend Benzodiazepines especially in the first trimester. ...Read more

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I have terrible anxiety. Worse now than ever. Is it safe to take Xanax while pregnant? (if it were to happen) are there any proven birth defects w.Use

I have terrible anxiety. Worse now than ever. Is it safe to take Xanax while pregnant? (if it were to happen) are there any proven birth defects w.Use

PREGNANCY CATEGORY D: Xanax is not adviced to be taken if you are pregnant.Likelihood of dependency and addction is high and that can affect the fetus. It is pregnancy class d, which means it can cause congenital abnormalities in the fetus and withdrawl symptoms in the new born discuss with your doctors about your anxiety and use of alternative treatment. ...Read more

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

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

Benzos in pregnancy?: Ativan and xanax 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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I take .25MG of xanax 2/3 times a week since 12/14. I'm 5'5 and 155lbs. I hope to get pregnant. How soon after stopping meds can I concieve safely?

I take .25MG of xanax 2/3 times a week since 12/14.  I'm 5'5 and 155lbs. I hope to get pregnant.  How soon after stopping meds can I concieve safely?

After stopping: Find a doctor to help you wean your self off the anxiety medication and help determine if you will be ok not taking anything or if another medication would be more appropriate. There is not set period of time one has to wait to get pregnant off this medication. ...Read more

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Just prescribed verapamil. Can i take this med and take xanax-1mg few hours later? Does IUD disperse hormones? Is it safe to prevent pregnant w/o condoms?

Just prescribed verapamil. Can i take this med and take xanax-1mg few hours later? Does IUD disperse hormones? Is it safe to prevent pregnant w/o condoms?

Verapamil Xanax : There are no drug interactions between verapamil and xanax so they may be taken at the same time. Iuds do not disperse hormones. The best way to prevent pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted disease is to use a condom along with your iud. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, 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


Xanax (Definition)

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