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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Could celexa (citalopram) interact with birth control?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Could celexa (citalopram) interact with birth control?

Celexa/BCP: Some antidepressants can increase levels of estrogen, & hormones can increase levels of some antidepressants, both due to liver enzyme involvement, however, in practice the effect on efficacy of either one is clinically insignificant. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Does risperidal (risperidone) cause any birth defects?

Does risperidal (risperidone) cause any birth defects?

No.: There are no adequate reports or well-controlled studies in human fetuses. It is unknown whether Risperidone crosses the human placenta. The pregnancy outcomes of women who contacted a teratogen information service and the manufacturer's data after exposure to Risperidone appeared normal. ...Read more

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Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

Does birth control and progesterone cause birth defects?

PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization. ...Read more

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Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about 1.79 x greater risk of cleft lip and palate than the general population...no other major malformations reached clinical significance ...Read more

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What birth defects can using Xanax (alprazolam) cause?

What birth defects can using Xanax (alprazolam) cause?

Xanax (alprazolam): There is controversy in research about this, but some data shows that xanax (alprazolam) can be associated with oral clefts in infants. Babies born when mothers use xanax (alprazolam) will also be born habituated to the drug, and may go through withdrawal. ...Read more

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Not proven: Although that was suspected in the past (vactrel complex) and virilization of female baby, this all was not proven. Short answer is no. ...Read more

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Can Valium cause birth defects?

Can Valium cause birth defects?

Yes: All medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are category d -- known to cause birth defects in humans. ...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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Can Accutane cause birth defects?

Can Accutane cause birth defects?

It WILL cause defect: "The baseline population risk of malformations is 3-5%, but it increases to almost 30% in women exposed to isotretinoin during the first trimester of pregnancy." see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19961047 Many are profound, horrible defects--absent ears, tiny brain, deafness and blindness. Effects may occur many months after a woman ceases taking it. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) 25mg affect my nuvaring birth control?

Can strattera (atomoxetine) 25mg affect my nuvaring birth control?

Probably not: I used an interaction checker and these two medications are not known to have adverse interactions. ...Read more

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause female infertility or birth defects?

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Could Paxil (paroxetine) cause female infertility or birth defects?

Paxil (paroxetine): Low birth wt., delayed growth and few reports of neural tube defects, especially if taken during first trimester.. ...Read more

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Birth defect from Paxil (paroxetine) include what?

Birth defect from Paxil (paroxetine) include what?

Cleft lip and palate: I usually don't recommend Paxil (paroxetine) in women due to the risk of this birth defect. ...Read more

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Can folic acid prevent Lamotrigine causing all birth defects during pregnancy?

Any drug causing: birth defects is separate from taking a supplement to support neurological development in pregnancy. Most supplements don't and aren't designed to prevent against birth defects. If you are concerned about this, discuss it with your OB/GYN doctor, and get a full evaluation of what you're taking, and what your concerns are. So, you can have piece of mind. Taking too much folic acid is not wise too. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth- it may be inherited or ...Read more