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ADD medications and miscarriages - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Can taking ADD medicine cause miscarriages? or make the baby born disabled or disformed?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   Hi, '
Doctor :   yes, few of the ADD medications are known to cause fetal abnormalities
User :   like which ones?
Doctor :   if the anomalies are severe, you can have miscarriages.
Doctor :   which medication are you taking? and since when?
Doctor :   what are your current symptoms?
User :   focalin, and prozack.
User :   prozac*.
Doctor :   ok
User :   does that affect it?
User :   if i am..
Doctor :   you can have minor anomalies associated. like limb anomalies, retardation of growth and with brain development
User :   is it going to make it deformed
Doctor :   if you are planing for a baby or are into early pregnancy
User :   i dont know if i am pregnant.
Doctor :   then discuss with your treating doctor about putting you on safer ones.
User :   can i change it?
Doctor :   you cannot change them on your own
User :   what do i have to do?
Doctor :   you will need repeat evaluation for dose titration
Doctor :   and decision on which on eto be used
Doctor :   *one to be
User :   can i change the baby's development
Doctor :   no, you cannot change that either,
Doctor :   the baby will continue to grow.
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