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Re: Least teratogenic meds? Noa

Posted by Larry Hoover on November 29, 2004, at 10:56:20

In reply to Least teratogenic meds?, posted by Noa on November 27, 2004, at 10:14:24

> I'm wondering if any babblers know which antidepressants are safest for fetal development (if any)? Or can anyone direct me to a good resource with info on this? Anyone know if some meds are safer during certain weeks of gestation and not others?
>
> Thanks.

There are no teratogenic antidepressants, as far as I have discovered, and I looked really hard for the answer.

Here are two links to posts on the subject of antidepressants in pregnancy. The first one has links to a draft review I did. In it, the references are all hotlinked to Pubmed, if you want to verify anything, or expand on what I describe. The second link has a link to an article written by Dr. Koren, the long-time head of the Hospital for Sick Children's Motherisk Program. Motherisk seeks out all information on potential toxic risks during pregnancy. See: http://www.motherisk.org/

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20040904/msgs/387622.html

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20040909/msgs/390678.html

Good luck on your blessed event, even if it is still a twinkle in your eye.

Lar

 

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