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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Anafranil (clomipramine) during pregnancy?

Anafranil (clomipramine) during pregnancy?

Questionable: Anafranil (clomipramine) is fda pregnancy category c which means that it could cause risk to fetus. It isn't well studied. Discuss with both your obstetrician & your psychiatrist. Benefits would need to outweigh risks. ...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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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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Can i take Prozac (fluoxetine) or lamictal during pregnancy?

Can i take Prozac (fluoxetine) or lamictal during pregnancy?

Ask your doctor: There's no right 'generally speaking' kind of answer for this question. You really should speak to your doctor about the risk vs. Benefits of continuing ssri or Lamictal during pregnancy to you and to the unborn child, as well as the risks vs. Benefits of leaving your symptoms controlled. A lot will depend on how severe your illness (? Psych/neuro) gets when untreated with meds. ...Read more

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Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Triazolam safety during pregnancy?

Be careful: Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, alcohol or drug-dependent individuals and individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders.Triazolam belongs to the pregnancy category x of the fda. This means that it is known to have the potential to cause birth defects. ...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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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 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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Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

Depends: A single dose of 0.25mg of Alprazolam will not cause harm, however benzodiazepine medications such as Alprazolam and others, when used regularly can significant increase the risk of cleft palate and other structural development, especially in the first trimester. Consult with both your ob/gyn and your prescribing doctor before using such meds. ...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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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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Is triazolam safe during pregnancy?

Is triazolam safe during pregnancy?

Triazolam: Triazolam is a safety category x. This means that there is positive evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both; fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Do not use this drug during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Previously there was a concern about caffeine and miscarriages, although medical studies have not concluded a distinct association. Moderate caffeine consumption (<200mg per day) has not been shown to increase miscarriage risk. ...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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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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Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Taking klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy what are the risks?

Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more

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Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Does cyclogest taken during pregnancy increase progesterone?

Cyclo is progesteron: Cyclogest is natural progesterone, so, yes, taken orally or vaginally it can increase Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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Insomonia during pregnancy?

Insomonia during pregnancy?

Common: There a multiple changes in your body during pregnancy and insomnia is not too worrisome. Discuss it with your obstetrician next visit. Have a balanced diet, an exercise regimen, and give yourself a "sleep time" and stick to it. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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