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Pregnant. Taking epilem, citalapram, zoplicone. Safe to take during pregnancy?

Hi I have just discovered I am pregnant, approx 6 or 7 weeks, I have been on 2 purple Epilem s per day and 1/2 zoplicone at night and 2 x 20mg of citalapram for quite a few years as I suffered a complete nervous breakdown after my last birth 5 years ago. I m a bit scared of the dangers, I will definately come off the Epilem but I don t want to come of the citalapram and can t sleep without the zoplicone - how safe or unsafe are these in pregnancy?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It may not be entirely safe to take these medications while being pregnant. However, if your symptoms are under control we can deal with any side effects with the baby at a later date. Epilem is a good drug to start to come off of as there are teratogenic effects that are recorded due to the medication. It is not unsafe to use citalopram. Please consult your psychiatrist if this is all confusing you.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a nice day !
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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