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Is safe to plan for pregnancy while on Clofranil?

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Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Can a 40 yr old woman on chlofranil 75 mg/ day go for pregnancy
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Brief Answer:
Not advisable.

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HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Chlofranil contains Clomipramine which is placed under Category C drug with respect to pregnancy.

Category C drug means : Studies done on pregnant animals have shown that the drug can cause harm to the fetus ( baby growing in the womb ) , but adequate studies haven't been conducted in humans.

So it would be advisable to stop this drug and go for a safer alternative .

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.

Regards.


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