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Posted by: Angelina | 2010/06/10

Cipralex

Hi doc,

Can I continue taking cipralex when pregnant? Also how does one stop the meds?

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There's no simple yes or no answer to this question, as it depends on so many factors - you really need to discuss this properly with the doctor prescribing the cipralex ( and if this is a GP, maybe ask to be referred to a psychiatrist for a re-assessment and advice on this.
It depends on the nature of your depression, how well-diagnosed it was, your past history, how likely it is that the depression will worsen or return if you stop the medication,and so on. There are some risks to taking many different meds, including ADs, when pregnant, varying between the drugs and the stage of pregnancy at which they are taken - but there are also risks to the foetus from untreated severe depressions. So a proper expert needs to gather the information and help you to make a wise decision.
And if it is decided to stop the meds, the shrink / prescribing doc has the responsibility, taking the same range of information into account, to advise how you, specifically, should reduce and stop the med with the least problems.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/06/10

There's no simple yes or no answer to this question, as it depends on so many factors - you really need to discuss this properly with the doctor prescribing the cipralex ( and if this is a GP, maybe ask to be referred to a psychiatrist for a re-assessment and advice on this.
It depends on the nature of your depression, how well-diagnosed it was, your past history, how likely it is that the depression will worsen or return if you stop the medication,and so on. There are some risks to taking many different meds, including ADs, when pregnant, varying between the drugs and the stage of pregnancy at which they are taken - but there are also risks to the foetus from untreated severe depressions. So a proper expert needs to gather the information and help you to make a wise decision.
And if it is decided to stop the meds, the shrink / prescribing doc has the responsibility, taking the same range of information into account, to advise how you, specifically, should reduce and stop the med with the least problems.

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