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Zoloft Safe Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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