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My daughter has been taking Seroxat for a number of years.

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My daughter has been taking Seroxat for a number of years. She is reducing them currently.
We know there is a risk during and after pregnancy to the baby.
Is there an alternative to Seroxat? How long should be clean before falling pregnant?
Any other advice?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

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hello has she discussed this with her gynae or a psychiatrist?

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has she discussed this with her gynae or a psychiatrist?

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She has discussed with her gp

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ok

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antidepressants are generally best avoided during pregnancy

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specially SSRI's

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but this is not an absolute contraindication

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in some cases the doctor may decide to continue with the antidepressants even during pregnancy

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when the benefits outweigh the tisks

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risks

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so if she can sto seroxat which is an SSRI, then she should stop it

Customer:

is there an alternative medecine

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it would be sufficient to remain 'clean' for just 2 weeks by which time it will be washed out of the body

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yes there are other safer alternatives which she should consider and discuss with her GP

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these are

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older drugs like

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amitryptilline and nortryptilline

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newer atypical drug - Buproprione

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Sertaline (Zoloft) is also safer

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note down these drugs and ask her to discuss with her GP

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she will be safe with these drugs

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Buproprione (Wellbutrin) specially is known to be safe with this

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