Top
20
Doctor insights on: Zoloft During Breastfeeding

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
4 doctors shared insights

Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


3

3
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

4

4
Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Should be OK..: It is a categoryb medication and so should be ok..Still, small amount of this medicine is excreted in the milk so baby will be exposed, but should be ok because brief exposure has no real detrimental effect. If you have vaginal infection, a vaginal suppository is an option which has even less/minimal absorption into mom...Thus even less will be in the milk for baby..Good luck. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Complicated issue: Despite the importance of breastfeeding for babies & moms, meds in milk is an issue. Several studies now have suggested that Prozac specifically may be more present in breast milk than other antidepressants, maybe because of long half-life. Zoloft or Lexapro (escitalopram) are likely safer: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22283766 you need your treatment, but this is a talk between you & your doctor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

8

8
Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy?

Zoloft (sertraline) and pregnancy: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used during pregnancy. However, it is best you consult with a psychiatrist so that you can be informed about all the risks/benefits of being on zoloft (sertraline) vs being off and exposing your fetus to mental illness symptoms. It is all about balancing risks and taking a course of action where benefits outweigh your risks. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is .25mcg alprazolam safe during pregnancy?

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

12

12
Can i breastfeed while taking citalopram?

Can i breastfeed while taking citalopram?

Citalopram: Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are listed safe. All other ssris, there is not enough evidence to say so. One would think if two ssris are safe, the rest would....But not all safety issues follow drug classes. Would weigh the risk and benefit of being on citalopram vs. Off. ...Read more

13

13
Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) is virtually undetectable in breast milk. So essentially your infant will not "see" zoloft (sertraline). Other studies looking at this showed that there were no adverse effects in the infant who were exposed to zoloft (sertraline) during breastfeeding. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
14

14
Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not advised, due to zoloft (sertraline) being transmitted in breast milk, hence possible side-effects to baby. ...Read more

15

15
Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is it safe to use Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use Prozac (fluoxetine) while breastfeeding?

Maybe: All psychiatric medications will be present in breast milk. The amounts are very small, but definitely present. However, when considering this, you also have to weigh the risk of not taking the medication. For example, a depressed mother who does not take the medication may not take care of her child as well because she is so depressed. These are not simple decisions. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,092 doctors shared insights

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
1,046 doctors shared insights

Zoloft (Definition)

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