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16

Can I take Xanax (an anti-anxiety) medicine while trying to conceive?

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OK..Please only answer if you have knowledge on this. I have severe panic and anxiety and the only relief I have found is through an antidepressant called Lexapro and an anti-anxiety med called Xanax. I only take .5 mg a day of the Xanax because I have a VERY stressful job and it gets me through the day. I have "wiened" myself from Lexapro entirely.
I am currently trying to get pregnant and have some known fertility issues. I am doing acupuncture and chinese herbs before going the specialist route to help me get pregnant. Will Xanax interefere with ovulation? Is there a safe alternative?

NO
Xanax (aka Alprazolam) is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that alprazolam is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Categories : anxiety treatment

7 Comments

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the_only_solorose
August 30th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

xanax has no record of altering or affecting ovulation. But, you don't want to take it if you do get pregnant. Suggest that you discuss your anxiety issue with your OB once you are pregnant.
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NO
Xanax (aka Alprazolam) is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that alprazolam is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
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http://health.yahoo.com/topic/anxiety/medications/drug/healthwise/d00168a1

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No it will not interfer with your ovulation or fertility, I know I got pregnant while being on Xanax. Plus it is better for you to be on it then off of it cause stresss and anxiety can cause you to be less fertile.
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You're not supposed to take it i think because of birth defect risks.
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warning label on bottle.

5

Yes
But your baby might not develop properly.
Xanax only treats the symptoms of anxiety but not the cause of the anxiety.

With your permission, I am willing to pray that God would show you where the anxiety came from in the first place and how to cure it.
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Not sure!…but dont try to take it while trying to conceive…you might spill most of it….rather like trying to drink a glass of wine whilst riding a horse?….
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I wouldn't. it is a category D pregnancy drug which means studies show it is a risk to the fetus. Not worth it.
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