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Taking cipralex for the last 2 years. Got pregnant. What should I do?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2012
Question: Hi I take cipralex for the last 2 years I got pregnant what Iam suppost to do please thank u
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Answered by Dr. Kulbir Singh (2 hours later)
Hello and thanks for posting the query.

Cipralex is a drug which is generally avoided during pregnancy. The safety of escitalopram during pregnancy and breast feeding has not been established. It may cause spontaneous abortion / harmful fetal effects.

After pregnancy i.e. in lactation period, it is not advised because it is excreted in human milk and can cause harm to child.

With this information, I suggest you to discuss further with your gynecologist / treating doctor and weigh the benefits and risk before consuming cipralex further.

Hope this answers your query. Write if you have any further queries.

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Dr. Kulbir Singh
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Taking cipralex for the last 2 years. Got pregnant. What should I do?

Hello and thanks for posting the query.

Cipralex is a drug which is generally avoided during pregnancy. The safety of escitalopram during pregnancy and breast feeding has not been established. It may cause spontaneous abortion / harmful fetal effects.

After pregnancy i.e. in lactation period, it is not advised because it is excreted in human milk and can cause harm to child.

With this information, I suggest you to discuss further with your gynecologist / treating doctor and weigh the benefits and risk before consuming cipralex further.

Hope this answers your query. Write if you have any further queries.

Best Wishes
Dr. Kulbir Singh
WWW.WWWW.WW