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Could taking celexa interfere with my ability to get pregnant?

Could taking celexa interfere with my ability to get pregnant?

Yes: But not in a direct way.Trying to get pregnant on antidepressants isn't a good idea. There are risks to the fetus. Being depressed can diminish the chance of getting pregnant. Celexa (citalopram) can cause loss of libido and hinder orgasm, furthur dimming prospects of pregnancy.On no meds, depressed and pregnant, research shows paradoxically, higher risks of the child later having mood disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


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Can taking celexa interfere with the ability to get pregnant?

Can taking celexa interfere with the ability to get pregnant?

No: Simply stated, Celexa (citalopram) is an ssri, which, as an anti-depressant, helps to replenish serotonin in the brain. It does not interfere with conception. ...Read more

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Does a women taking celexa hinder her chances of getting pregnant?

No: There is no evidence that antidepressants reduce fertility.However caution should be exercised in using any medications during conception because of potential adverse effects on the fetus. ...Read more

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I'm taking 300 mg of lamictal and 40 mg of celexa & may be pregnant. Scared baby will have deformities and problems! What should I do?!

I'm taking 300 mg of lamictal and 40 mg of celexa & may be pregnant. Scared baby will have deformities and problems! What should I do?!

Pregnancy: Do you want, or not to become pregnant? I think this is the most important. Either way you will require advice from your physicians. ...Read more

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Is it best to stop celexa immediately since i found out i'm pregnant?

Is it best to stop celexa immediately since i found out i'm pregnant?

Talk to your doctor!: It is unsafe to abruptly stop any medication without consulting your prescribing provider.Talk with your provider. ...Read more

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Can i take celexa while pregnant?

Can i take celexa while pregnant?

Therapy, poss. meds: It's generally best to avoid all meds when pregnant. So psychotherapy is the 1st choice for depression or anxiety. But it's better to take antidepressants, usually ssris like celexa, than to stay clinically depressed while pregnant. Depression itself can harm your unborn baby, so the risks must be weighed. Talk to your doctor. See: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antidepressants/dn00007. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more