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Seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) during pregnancy, is this okay?

Seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) during pregnancy, is this okay?

Wellbutrin (bupropion)?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can bring a risk of seizures and that risk is increased in combo w/ Seroquel. It is also risky for pregnancy and should be avoided if possible. Seroquel is not likely to be a problem, but see if the doctor can find an alternative to Wellbutrin (bupropion). Consider psychotherapy to lower need for drugs and to prevent or handle post-partum depression. Have a healthy pregnancy - take care! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...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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I was using seroquel (quetiapine) in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. Will that affect my baby?

I was using seroquel (quetiapine) in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.  Will that affect my baby?

Possibly: Seroquel (quetiapine) has quite often been used safely in pregnancy. The overall risk of seroquel (quetiapine) in pregnancy has not been well studied. That being said, the research does not point to any specific birth defects but the research is incomplete. So far, there does not appear to be any risk higer than those without seroquel (quetiapine) but again this is not well studied. ...Read more

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Is 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 50 mg of trazadone daily safe to take in pregnancy? What are the risks to the baby if I need to take this?

Is 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 50 mg of trazadone daily safe to take in pregnancy? What are the risks to the baby if I need to take this?

No-Not safe: Seroquel (quetiapine) is a class C drug and has been known to cause harm to the fetus. Trazedone also is not safe, is a class C drug, and may cause harm. They should be used only if the benefits outweigh the possible harm. They are not safe, and risks are clearly present for birth defects, miscarriages, and for Trazedone, the drug can pass to the newborn through breast milk. ...Read more

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Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children whos mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children whos mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...Read more

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Was told that Xanax (alprazolam) cannot be taken during pregnancy & I would have to take seroquil instead & in addition to my ssri. Is this my only option?

Also risky: Seroquel (quetiapine) is also considered risky - higher chance of miscarriage, etc. Some psych meds are less risky than others - but none are safe entirely. Your SSRI may even be questionable. Talk w/ your OBGYN or have the 2 doctors confer. Consider CBT therapy as option. It can support you through this stage of life w/out risks. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is seroqual 25mg daily safe to take long term? Ex: 10+ years. And what about through pregnancy?

Probably, but...: It's not clear to me why someone would need 25 mg seroquel (quetiapine) daily for 10+ years. At that dose, it is probably safe, but your are still probably getting enough of it to increase your risk of extrapyramidal side effects. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?

15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?

HIgh risk pregnancy: With these illnesses and medications, she has a high-risk pregnancy. She needs a good team to see her through: maternal-fetal medicine physician, psychiatrist, and therapist. She won't be able to withdraw from the opiates while pregnant, but will need a substance abuse program after delivery. Social services needs to be involved concerning parenting issues. Baby @ risk but could still be well. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

Antipsychotic pill: It's an antipsychotic pill use to treat bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine, serotonin (5-ht2) receptors. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Antipsychotic: Seraquel xr is an extended release version of a drug called quetiapine fumarate. It's in a class of drugs sometimes used to treat schizophrenia. It can also be helpful as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder and as an adjunct to antidepressant therapy for major depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Seroquel (Definition)

Seroquel is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more