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Is it safe to continue Paxidep CR for depression when planning to conceive?

Hi, I am taking Paxidep CR 12.5 mg for depression, at the same time I am also planning for baby (not pregnant yet), Is it safe to continue with the medicine as I have read many posts that it may cause heart deffects in new born baby. Shall I stop taking medicine or I can stop later after I have conceived?
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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Hello,

If you are trying to conceive, you should review all your medicines(and not only PAXIDEP) with your clinician, to ensure that they are safe to take. Please visit your clinician.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr AJEET SINGH, General & Family Physician
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