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Re: Effexor XR and Pregnancy tenuous

Posted by Ang on October 3, 2000, at 21:08:25

In reply to Re: Effexor XR and Pregnancy, posted by tenuous on October 3, 2000, at 16:19:03

Thank you so much. If you find out anything else please let me know. Everyone is so supportive here. I'm glad I did th posting.

> Here is a summary of the study of the effects on rats of
> venlafaxine (Effexor) during pregnancy:
> I also found a summary of a study of venlafaxine (Effexor) in
> human breast milk, but I can't find the website address right now.
> Basically, during pregnancy the rats had reduced food intake
> and this resulted in lower birth weights. However, at the time of
> weaning the weight of the pups was comparable to the control
> group. There was no difference in the number of live pups at
> birth, stillbirths, mortality during lactation (breast-feeding),
> or the manifestation of serotonergic syndrome in adult rats
> (whatever serotonergic syndrome is ?!?!).
> As for lactation, the drug DOES get secreted in the milk and
> showed up in the blood of the infants. However, the infants were
> healthy and showed NO ADVERSE EFFECTS.




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