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Can II take a low dose of Xanax (alprazolam) during my first trimester of pregnancy?

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Theresa Yang
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Xanax (alprazolam) is not safe to take during pregnancy because it can harm the fetus.
Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken while you are breastfeeding either. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on xanax (alprazolam).

In brief: No

Xanax (alprazolam) is not safe to take during pregnancy because it can harm the fetus.
Xanax (alprazolam) should not be taken while you are breastfeeding either. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant on xanax (alprazolam).
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shouldn't

Xanax (alprazolam) is fda pregnancy category d.
It should not be used during pregnany. It could harm the unborn baby & lead to addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy.

In brief: Shouldn't

Xanax (alprazolam) is fda pregnancy category d.
It should not be used during pregnany. It could harm the unborn baby & lead to addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Please Do Not

Xanax (alprazolam) has a pregnancy rating of d, where there is verified information that use during prgnancy can cause harm to the unborn child.
Talk with your ob, or family doctor to find a safer alternative medication or treatment.

In brief: Please Do Not

Xanax (alprazolam) has a pregnancy rating of d, where there is verified information that use during prgnancy can cause harm to the unborn child.
Talk with your ob, or family doctor to find a safer alternative medication or treatment.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Cat D Use if indicat

It creates an inc.
Risk of 2/10, 000 inc risk of cleft lip and palate in first trimester. If necessary for your mental health, consider a potent form of Folic Acid called l-methylfolate. Use the lowest possible dose but if it's a key part of a regimen than the risks are not huge. The best source of info is mass. General women's psychiatry. Look up the data there and decide with your doctor.

In brief: Cat D Use if indicat

It creates an inc.
Risk of 2/10, 000 inc risk of cleft lip and palate in first trimester. If necessary for your mental health, consider a potent form of Folic Acid called l-methylfolate. Use the lowest possible dose but if it's a key part of a regimen than the risks are not huge. The best source of info is mass. General women's psychiatry. Look up the data there and decide with your doctor.
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