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Re: celexa and pregnancy

Re: celexa and pregnancy

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Posted by Mary on May 13, 2000 at 12:57:32:

In Reply to: Re: celexa and pregnancy posted by Melanie on April 14, 2000 at 11:27:33:

: : : : I would like information about taking celexa while being pregnant. I am in my first trimester. Please advise if I should continue taking it. My doctor has said it was ok but I want a second opinion.

: : : >I would like to know the same thing. I've just begun celexa but am worried that if I get pg, how risky is it? I've found out that Celexa is a class "c" drug which means they haven't tested it on human pregnancies only on animals and there were some diverse affects. I would definitely get a second opinion.

: : HEY!!! Me too. I just found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant....its the weekend, so I can't call my doctor. I'm a little worried! Okay...alot worried. I don't want to loose my baby!

: In regard to everyone's concerns about Celexa and Pregnancy, I am trying to get pregnant and spoke to my obgyn's office about celexa and pregnancy; they told me to give it a month and stop taking the medication, however if I were pregnant now still taking celexa they say that it would probably be O.K. and that it's hard to give a definate answer because it is such a new drug and is a class "C" drug. My doctor to is extremely "anti-anything" with her pregnant patients which I find to be wonderful in her and glad she is my OBGYN. I hope I didn't scare or hurt anyone with this news, it seemed as I researched this the doctor who prescribed me the pills told me that it would probably be o.k. to keep taking the pills. So i got two opinions and I'm choosing my OBGYN's word.

This discussion about celexa and pregnancy is very interesting. I am taking celexa and hoping to get pregnant in June. My doctor, who prescribed celexa to me, says he has had probably 40 patients on celexa during their entire pregnancy and delivered perfectly fine babies. Not that I don't trust my doctor's word, but I would like to hear from those women myself. If you know someone who has taken celexa (or any other anti-depressant) throughout their pregnancy be post any comments you might have. I would also like to hear back from some of the other women who wrote on this subject earlier. Did you decide to keep taking celexa? Thanks.

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