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Has anyone every taken xanax during pregnancy??

i have a close friend that is taing xanax during her pregnancy and i was just curious to what its doing to the baby and if anyone has ever gone through her situation.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Well xanax is addictive, so that right there tells me it's probably not good for the baby. Does her dr know that she's taking it?

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:27 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • It's not at all safe to take during pregnancy.

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 9:31 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • If she's taking it for abuse, because she's addicted, then I'm sorry but that cannot be good. If she's taking it because she has extreme anxiety and the doctor says it's okay to take a certain prescribed dosage than I don't see what she's doing wrong.

    Answer by jessiskinner200 at 9:41 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • she needs to get off that stuff now

    Answer by angevil53 at 11:47 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • It's not good for the baby. She needs to wean herself off of it gradually so that her body doesn't go through major withdrawal symptoms while she's pregnant. I hope that the doctor knows she is taking it. That way when the baby is born they will know what to expect in advance for her health and the baby's too.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:55 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)

    Several human studies exist on alprazolam exposure in pregnancy. Postmarketing research of 411 women with first trimester exposure to alprazolam did not suggest an increased frequency of malformations (St. Clair et al., 1992). Separate prospective studies of 133 and 149 women, respectively, found no increased risk of malformations nor any pattern to the malformations described (Johnson et al., 1995; Ornoy, 1998). Neonatal withdrawal symptoms have been noted after exposure to alprazolam in late pregnancy (Barry and St.Clair, 1987) and breast-feeding (Anderson and McGuire, 1989). Alprazolam has a relatively short half-life (<12 hours) compared to other BZDs.

    Answer by HippieontheMoon at 5:32 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

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