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IVF, taking cipralex 5 mg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello! I have IVF in June, but Im taking cipralex 5 mg every other day for 8 Years now. Should I stop? I am very worried about stopping. Thank You!
User :   Hello! I have IVF in June, but Im taking cipralex 5 mg every other day for 8 Years now. Should I stop? I am very worried about stopping. Thank You!
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   My english is not very good, Im afraid, but I understand perfectly. Im 33
Doctor :   its ok no problem
User :   Did You get my question, please?
Doctor :   yes i did
User :   :)
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   Yes I have hypothyroid, but it is treated
Doctor :   ok well for IVF you will undergo certain tests but your thins medication you can carry on
Doctor :   there is no harm
Doctor :   but at the same time your physician MUST be told about it
User :   but she said iI should stop
User :   Is it not any harm for pregnancy
Doctor :   the problem is that there is not yet sufficient data for that
Doctor :   i am looking at my medical data base to guide you properly
Doctor :   give me a min
Doctor :   now that fact remains is how much dependent are you on the medication
Doctor :   in the 3rd trimester of the pregnancy its not certainly recommended to take
Doctor :   and there are indications for premature baby with it as well
User :   okay, i think Im more mentally dependent, than physically. cause i got antidepressants, when i was not yet diagnosed with hypothyroid. And hypo causes also panic attacks.
Doctor :   so after going thru my medical data i strongly suggest you not to be on it during your pregnancy
Doctor :   Unfortunately we do not have any conclusive evidence on Cipralex and pregnancy, ultimately it has to be a risk benefit decision between the doctor and the patient. However many psychiatrists do believe that it is better to treat the depression as the risk of abnormality in pregnancy is lower than the risks of depression. Also it is usually the first trimester (first 3 months) that is the period when doctors try not to give medication
Doctor :   so since there is NOT MUCH INFORMATION about the drug side effects i dont want you to take any chances
User :   okay, many thanks
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and thank you for consulting me
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