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Pregnancy and antidepressants, safe for the child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i am suffering from Depression from last 1 year
Doctor :   It is amongst the first line of medicines for derpression
Doctor :   Fluoxetine is not stopped even after conception
Doctor :   I mean FLudac
User :   and currently undergoing with Med Named Fludac 20 MG
User :   now i have conceived after 8 years
User :   want to now is it safe
User :   didnt get u
Doctor :   So you can go ahead but let your treating doctor be informed
User :   ok
User :   pls advise is it safe for the Child?
User :   u mean Gynae
Doctor :   yes
User :   does it has any adverse effect
Doctor :   This is the best antidepressant prescribed during pregncncy
Doctor :   It has not not known to have any effect on children
User :   r u there
User :   really thanks you have relevied me of all my tensions
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Keep your doctor informed
User :   this is my second child and i really need for my daughter's company
Doctor :   and go for regular check up with scans
User :   i really cant tell u how relaxed you have made me
User :   and i was having 2 capsules daily which has been reduced to one by my Gynae
Doctor :   You should speak to your psychiatrist about reduction in dose if the symptoms are well controlled
Doctor :   during your last semester after 24 weeks
Doctor :   of pregnancy
User :   i never wanted to take any kind of risk so thought of checking online on the same
Doctor :   After 24 weeks of pregnancy, if there are no more symptoms of depression you should speak to the Psychiatrist about dose reduction
User :   ok anything else you want to advise
User :   didnt get u
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   oh that way
User :   understood , thanks a ton
User :   Ok thanks for now
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