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Posted by Racer on October 2, 2000, at 20:17:55

In reply to Effexor XR and Pregnancy, posted by Ang on October 2, 2000, at 14:54:32

Dr Bob's RxQx has a thread on the subject.

As I suspected, there isn't much more now than there was when last I searched. Basically, the overall impression I'm getting is: if you can stop taking it, do, but if you can't, well, keep taking it.

There's no real evidence it does anything bad to baby, but no proof it doesn't. It does pass through breastmilk, so bottle feeding might be a good idea. It probably passes through the placenta (though I didn't see this stated outright), and there's some evidence of withdrawal in infants and possibly fetuses.

On the other hand, most of what I read said that if it's necessary for the mother, it can be continued. I guess that means it ain't thalidomide...

Also, everything I've ever read says that depression itself causes brain damage. Maybe the prenatal Effexor helps prevent it? Who knows?

Hey, researchers, how about checking this out?




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