Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Stop Using Antidepressants While Pregnant

Share
1

1
Is it safe to stop using antidepressants while pregnant?

Is it safe to stop using antidepressants while pregnant?

Antidepressant ?: There r some medication which r safer than others. And sometimes we use ect. Stopping medication may aggreviate u symptoms but taking medication also may cause congenital abnormality to the fetus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lynne Weixel
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is it necessary to stop taking antidepressants while pregnant?

Is it necessary to stop taking antidepressants while pregnant?

No: It is important to adequately treat anxiety and depression in pregnancy. Depending on the severity of the mood disorder (and the type of antidepressant someone is taking) it is sometimes better to continue medications. Before stopping antidepressants, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is it safe to use methadone while pregnant?

Is it safe to use methadone while pregnant?

Yes: Methodone is safe for detox or maintanence during pregnancy while under the care of your ob. Methadone use in pregnancy has been associated with lower birth weights. But is far safer in contrast to narcotic abuse, especially cocaine, which is associated preterm labor and placental abruption. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is it safe to take antidepressants while pregnant?

Meds while pregnant : The "ssri" antidepressant have been studied in pregnancy and were thought to be generally safe. However they can still can effect the baby. But there is growing evidence that untreated depression has risks of its own. Non medication based treatment should be considered but please speak to your doc to weigh out the risks vs benefits for you and the baby. Good luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Is it safe to start new medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to start new medications while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Never start a new medication during pregnancy without first checking with your ob/gyn provider. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Resperidone is a very potent medication used for some forms of mental illness. In women who need it, it may need to be taken during pregnancy and they may be counseled to avoid breastfeeding. Bables born to mothers on respiradol may have some withdrawl symptoms at birth. Talk to your doctor before stopping respiradol, or if you are considering pregnancy and you take it. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take androgel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Androgel is a prescription testosterone gel and should never be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The theoretical and realistic risks of testosterone use during pregnancy is: the disruption of gender and sex development of a female fetus with overlying male hormone; and the excessive amounts of male hormone interfering with the development of a male fetus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter anti diarrhea medications are safe to use. If your diarrhea is not going away after about 48 hours, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is it safe to take bupropion while pregnant?

Is it safe to take bupropion while pregnant?

Judgement call: bupropion (wellbutrin) is Class C meaning some animal studies have shown possible adverse effects but no human studies show any specific defects from use. This is always a judgement call of benefits versus risks to discuss with your doctor ...Read more

12

12
Is it safe while pregnant to use Advocare products?

Is it safe while pregnant to use Advocare products?

Not worth the risk: Some of advocare's products contain ingredients that are not proven to be totally safe in pregnancy (such as caffeine). You are much better off taking prenatal vitamins instead, which can help keep you and baby healthy. ...Read more

13

13
Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Is it safe to take medications while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Discuss the medication with your OB and decide if the benefits out weigh any risks. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is rapidlash safe to use while pregnant?

Is rapidlash safe to use while pregnant?

Uncertain: In general - my thought is not to take or use products that are not necessary while pregnant. Having had 3 children myself - I never thought it was worth the risk. ...Read more

15

15
Is it safe to take Suboxone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Suboxone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

What's alternative?: If your opiate addiction is so severe that without suboxone you are likely to relapse, being on this medication is safer than not. Obviously it has some risks that are worse than sugar pill, but that's not what we must compare it to - we must compare to to heroin and/or other opiates you were using before starting suboxone. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Is it safe to use fertilizer while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the fertilizer and how you handle it. Some fertilizers can be dangerous to the fetus. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8056207. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Is it safe to use condoms while pregnant?

Is it safe to use condoms while pregnant?

Yes: Esp. Important if trying to prevent exposure to a sexual transmitted disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Is it safe to take methadone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take methadone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Methadone may have an affect on fetal growth, however compared to illicit drug users, fetal outcomes are improved with Methadone users. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is it safe to take sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take sabril while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not: Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant. Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major problem, the benefits of taking an anticonvulsant for the mother usually outweigh the theoretical risk to the fetus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer