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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

Dr. John Landi
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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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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 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 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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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

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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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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 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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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

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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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Is it safe to take Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant

Is it safe to take Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant

Prozac (fluoxetine): Class c in pregnancy which means probably safe, but it is recommended not to be on after 20 weeks pregnant. ...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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Taking Tramadol Hcl during pregnancy is it safe??

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Taking Tramadol Hcl during pregnancy is it safe??

Not recommended: Tramadol considered Category C - Risk cannot be ruled out. Ask your OB-GYN for more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Possibly: Please discuss the benefits of using this medication vs risks of illness in pregnancy without it, with your psychiatrist and OB doctor. However, a prospective study with this & other atypical antipsychotics vs controls without such exposures, showed no differences between groups in terms of risk for fetal malformations or rates of obstetrical or neonatal complications. Larger studies needed. ...Read more

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Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Antacid?: It is safe to use an antacid, this med has nothing harmful for the baby, it's commonly prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Cymbalta (duloxetine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Cymbalta (duloxetine) while pregnant?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) and preg: You should always consult with your obstetrician about the safety of any medications to be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lyrica safe to take pregnant?

Is lyrica safe to take pregnant?

Lyrica: It is category C. "Category C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." If you choose to stop it, do not do so abruptly, talk to your neurologist to get a tapering regimen of more than 1 wk ...Read more

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Is benefiber safe during pregnancy?

Is benefiber safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It can also help maintain regularity and help reduce hemorrhoids common in pregnancy as well since your bowell function will be more natural. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Pregnancy (Definition)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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