Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
I can understand that you are quite anxious and worried about having taken Xanax
tablets during the early part of your pregnancy
. Now, Xananx (Alprazolam) is classified as a category D drug in pregnancy, which means that there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. However, taking Xanax tablets onlyonce during pregnancy is unlikely to cause any significant risks to the baby's development.
So, don't get worried too much about the incident which happened, but be extremely careful in the future with regard to self-medicating yourself with psychiatric or any other medication during pregnancy
. If you are finding it difficult to manage your anxiety
/ panic symptoms, then please report this to your doctor so that appropriate and safe treatment strategies - in the form of safe medication or psychological therapies can be planned.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar