Question by  dmitzman (28)

Is it safe to take xanax while pregnant?

I just learned that I am pregnant and have been taking xanax.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

Definitely, NO! If you have been taking the drug, then stop immediately! This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn fetus. I urge you to seek medical advice as soon as possible with your doctor or obstetrician. Try to find out if there is a way to reverse or neutralize the effects of the drug.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

Just like with anyother medication, there is always a risk while pregnant. It is said that it is not a good idea to take this during pregnancy. Consult your OBGYN


Answer by  Darry (3853)

In general you should avoid using most medications while pregnant. Xanax can increase the risk of birth defects and other anomalies.


Answer by  maber (1427)

Yes it is and in some cases it is actually better to keep taking it than to stop. Depending on how long you have been on it, you couldn't stop immediatly without some type of side effects. Your doctor may wean you off slowely before the baby is born though.


Answer by  Diddum (348)

You must see immediately a doctor! If you continue taking Xanax the baby could cause withdrawal reactions during the postnatal period and also neonatal flaccidity and respiratory problems

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