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I was using seroquel (quetiapine) in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. Will that affect my baby?
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Why you are taking seroquel should be addressed before pregnancy or early in pregnancy. Sometimes the risks of stopping a drug are greater than the risk of the drug to the baby. Balancing your needs with the unknown risks to the baby requires a consultation with your doctors.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Seroquel (quetiapine) is a newer antipsychotic drug used for serious psychiatric disorders.
Although animal data suggest risk of fetal effects, the few human reports on pregnancy outcome while using seroquel (quetiapine) are more reassuring with no major anomalies reported. With any drug used during pregnancy, the risk of not using the drug must be weighed against the unknown fetal risk.

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Seroquel (quetiapine) is a newer antipsychotic drug used for serious psychiatric disorders.
Although animal data suggest risk of fetal effects, the few human reports on pregnancy outcome while using seroquel (quetiapine) are more reassuring with no major anomalies reported. With any drug used during pregnancy, the risk of not using the drug must be weighed against the unknown fetal risk.
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Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Seroquil
There shd be no effect from this exposure.
Most problems with this drug is when the exposure is in the third trimester.

In brief: Seroquil
There shd be no effect from this exposure.
Most problems with this drug is when the exposure is in the third trimester.
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