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Is it safe to take a low dose of xanex while pregnant??

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Is it safe to take a low dose of xanex while pregnant??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen : Hello,
Dr Owen : Xanax is a Category D drug which means it can cause and has a high potencial to cause birth defects such as brain and spine injuries.
Dr Owen : So if you need something for anxiety, it is MUCH safer to take medications such as Lexapro, Zoloft, or Celexa -
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JACUSTOMER-4bdqn99f- :

Ok so it's ok to take these other medications. I have been told it's ok by doctors but I'm very weary to continue taking it. I have only taken it on a couple of occasions but you think it would be best to stop.

Dr Owen : Well I prescribe those other medications in pregnancy and they are MUCH safer than Xanax
Dr Owen : and since you really do not need xanax much then stopping the xanax is a wise decsion
Dr Owen : I wish you well
Dr Owen : and if you can make it without any medications, that would be the best thing possible
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JACUSTOMER-4bdqn99f- :

Ok I have taken a small dose of xanex just for a short period , could this have caused harm.

Dr Owen : short dose and courses are Unlikely to cause harm
Dr Owen : I have had patients do the same and I have not seen any harm done
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Thank you so much.

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