My fiance and I are expecting. She is however bipolar. And is taking geordon. We needed to know if the medication she is taking will affect the child?

Geodon. Geodon is US FDA pregnancy category C. Thus benefits should outweigh risk when used during pregnancy. Per Drugs.Com - " Neonates exposed to antipsychotic drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy are at risk for extrapyramidal and /or withdrawal symptoms following delivery." REF:
Its possible. the exact risk is unknown. There is an adequate human data to assess the risk. Other medications like this have been shown to have withdrawal symptoms and the baby and some neurological side effects that may be temporary. She should be encouraged to enroll in the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics 866-961-2388.
Ask the OB . Risks and benefits require a frank with both her psychiatrist and OB regarding this important problem. No simple solution.
Preg and meds. Discuss with your Drs. Too important to ask here aw we do not have all the information.
Category C. This med falls into category c (a-f) for safety in pregnancy. That means it is not known to cause defects, but does effect baby and should be used only if the benefit to mom exceeds the risk. Caution is advised for use in the final months of pregnancy as baby can go through a drug withdrawal. Women are advised not to stop or change dosing without consulting their doc.
Geodon w pregnancy. may affect the unborn baby after delivery if taken in late pregnancy or during the course of pregnancy. Better be followed by a high risk prenatal clinic and consult a neonatologist for the course of action and observation of the newborn after delivery, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Warning. Category C.
Your psychiatrist should be familiar with this category and how to manage your case.
Medications. It is best to have the conversations about medication before trying to conceive. You will want to consult with your obstetrician and your psychiatrist right away. The risk of medication needs to be balanced against the benefit to the mother.
Geodon in pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans.
Talk with your fiancé:
•Symptoms due to which Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder was made
•Need for Geodon
•Dosage and Duration
•Benefits and side effects
Then discuss with Psychiatrist with your fiancé for need of Geodon and intensive Therapy.
There is a possibili. This medication can cause problems in pregnancy. You need to see doctor right away to discuss the issue. You will need to weigh the benefits of the medication with the risks. So get going .
Talk to doctors. It is essential that you consult both the OB and the doctor who prescribed the drug to find a solution. There is a risk that any drug taken may affect the fetus especially in the first 4-5 months of pregnancy but what would happen to your fiance if the bipolar gets out of control if one omits the treatment?
No adequate studies. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; gestational diabetes may be a problem with all medications in this class and they may cause extrapyramidal and/or withdrawal symptoms in neonates with third trimester exposure.
Geodon/Ziprasidone. is a treatment for Bipolar Disorder. The risk during pregnancy cannot be ruled out (previously Category C). Ziprasidone should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Careful consideration is necessary to determine the risks of not treating Bipolar Disorder vs the unknown possible risk to the baby. Best regards for good health for mother and child.
Unknown. The risk is unknown as there is not enough evidence to say Yes or No. Some of the medications that have been in use for a longer time, are known to be safe. Discuss your ongoing management with your psychiatrist for pregnancy planning. All the best.
Geodon or. zisprasidone is not known to cause serious adverse birth defects. It is not recommended that women stop taking this medication when becoming pregnant.There may be some irritability effects in the baby if the medication is taken during the last 3 months of pregnancy. You and your fiancé should not worry about the baby but should work carefully with both her psychiatrist and obstetrician. Good luck!
Register at 1-866-. Antipsychotics as Geodon shoud be avoided in 1 st trimester. There are no human study for teratogenicity .
But it is good to consult your OB and Psychiatrist. You may enroll in National Pregancy Registry for Atypical antipsychotics at 1-866-961-2388 or
To have emotinal stability during pregnancy if extremly important and soits needed to see risk and benefits of options.
Take if necessary. Hi,

Geodon is an anti-psychotic drug, they are generally not recommended in pregnancy unless the pro's outweigh the cons.
I will assume here that you are under specialist obstetrician treatment? Therefore s/he will monitor baby all the time. It's "generally okay", except closer to birth, the info leaflet says it may affect baby's breathing.
Speak to the obstetrician about this.
Refer to your OB. You must discuss this with your prescribing doctor and your OB or who ever you seeing for your pregnancy care.
Pre natal counseling. is necessary. This is nit and innocent medication and although not an absolute contraindication can possibly affect both mother and fetus:
Short answer - yes. There is evidence that psychiatric medications can potentially effect a growing fetus and should be discontinued if possible. However, the counter argument is that the mother’s mental health and stress levels also effect the fetus/baby. These decisions must be made on an individual basis. It is important to maintain the therapeutic relationship throughout the pregnancy .
Depends. Bipolar disorder is an illness that needs to be taken seriously including its treatment. Untreated bipolar disorder is more injurious to the fetus, than the side effects of geodon on the fetus. However each case is different please consult the treating psychiatrist.
Do not take. Geodon or Ziprasidone is a Category C medication and is contraindicated during pregnancy as it can cause harmful effects to the fetus without causing malformations. There are other medication that can be used and should be discussed with your fiancée's physician/psychiatrist.
?GEODON. Geodon (No "R" in the name) is Category C. You should speak to her Doctor ASAP And decide the benefits and risks of this drug during pregnancy. Category C drugs are defined as : 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.
Geodon? Pregnancy category C. Speak to your OB and your psychiatrist. Risks are not clearly defined by clinical studies. Much depends on how important it may be to continue this, or substitute therapy for mental stability.
This is unknown . Safety data related to atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy is limited and routine use is not recommended. However, if a woman is inadvertently exposed to an atypical antipsychotic while pregnant, continuing therapy may be preferable to switching to a typical antipsychotic that the fetus has not yet been exposed to; consider risk:benefit (ACOG, 2003) Basically see your doctor before stopping. .