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Currently on Luvox (fluvoxamine) and Clonazepam and took a + pregnancy test today. Should I continue?

Currently on Luvox (fluvoxamine) and Clonazepam and took a + pregnancy test today. Should I continue?

Pregnancy risks: Recommend advising your psychiatrist asap -so that you can work on taper. If you need medications -there are more appropriate choices during pregnancy. Take car. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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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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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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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

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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Thinking of trying to get pregnant. I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. What are the effects of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant on my unborn baby?

Thinking of trying to get pregnant. I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. What are the effects of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant on my unborn baby?

Prozac (fluoxetine) ; pregnancy: Prozac (fluoxetine) has been studied extensively in pregnancy. While it's not been shown to cause fetal malformations, it may be associated with neonatal distress at birth (25% risk) and also with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. http://tinyurl.com/l57wsxn I have been a liaison psychiatrist on OB services, and suggest caution with these medications. Please discuss w/your OB ; psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be taken during pregnancy for depression without harming the baby? What medications can be taken for depression while pregnant?

Zoloft (sertraline) most studied: Risks include: spontaneous abortion, preecplampsia, congential cardiac septal defects, endocrine disturbance in the newborn, poor neurodevel outcomes, resp distress in newborn, preterm delivery, low birth weight, small for gestational age. Risk of failure to treat : spontan abort, preterm delivery, low birth weight, suicide, dev delay, behav problems, poor maternal health. Zoloft (sertraline) most oft used. ...Read more

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Can i take 5htp and GABA with Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam? If so what is the safe amount of each? I am on 50mg of zoloft (sertraline).

Can i take 5htp and GABA with Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam? If so what is the safe amount of each? I am on 50mg of zoloft (sertraline).

Not recommended: Both zoloft (sertraline) and 5thp will increase serotonin levels. The doses are often not well standardized in supplements - so you can't always be sure of the amount of active substance you are getting. Best to talk over with your prescribing psychiatrist. He or she can raise dose of zoloft (sertraline) if indicated. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celexa (citalopram)?

Can pregnant women take Celexa (citalopram)?

Celexa (citalopram): Only under close supervision by the prescribing doctor & the Ob/Gyn. , and if benefits outweigh risks & the patient likely to deteriorate if without medication. ...Read more

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Can i take 5-htp during pregnancy? I am 13 weeks and was on celexa (citalopram) prior to conceiving.

Can i take 5-htp during pregnancy? I am 13 weeks and was on celexa (citalopram) prior to conceiving.

Probably should not: I am sure some women do take 5 htp during pregnancy, but it doesn't have safety data for use during this time. Because of this, i wouldn't recommend taking it during your pregnancy -- especially in your first trimester. ...Read more

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When Zoloft and Lexapro loose their efficacy and one cannot take Paxil (paroxetine) because of weight gain what other ssri possibilities are there for anx and dep ?

When Zoloft and Lexapro loose their efficacy and one cannot take Paxil (paroxetine) because of weight gain what other ssri possibilities are there for anx and dep
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SNRIs: There are many possibilities. SNRIs which are cousins of SSRIs w/ a norepinephrine component can be equally or more efficacious than SSRIs w/ sometimes less side effects such as weight gain & sexual dysfunction - would suggest evaluation w/ your Physician to discuss appropriate options ...Read more

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Would there be any efficacy in taking 10 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety/depression I am extremely sensitive to all medications/antidepressants?

Low dose Prozac (fluoxetine) : If still symptomatic and if normally medication sensitive it's reasonable to start at a low dose with the goal of titrating slowly to a standard therapeutic treating dose to get optimal results. Some even use alternating dose days. For example 10-20-10-20. If unable to tolerate would consider alternative medication or an adjunct to the Prozac (fluoxetine) . ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed baby aspirin and 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) I am 27 weeks pregnant is it ok to take these together?

My doctor prescribed baby aspirin and 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) I am 27 weeks pregnant is it ok to take these together?

SSRI and bleeding: Zoloft (sertraline) and its cousins can block how well platelets work and therefore can cause bleeding. Aspirin also blocks platelet function and the two together could theoretically cause problems. Aspirin is probably the more important drug for you during pregnancy. See what you doctor thinks. ...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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

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