The FDA has labeled Effexor a "schedule C drug", meaning that its safety in pregnancy in humans is unknown. You may want to discuss effective methods of contraception with your doctor. It is usually advisable to be off psychiatric medications when trying to concieve.
I was on 75 mg of Effexor while I was pregnant and was told that they didn't evidence either way regarding the side effects on the baby. This was in 2005 and I have since found several sites to say that it has been reclassified and is no longer condidered safe. I had a relatively normal pregnancy and my son is now 2 and a half and healthy, however when he was born he had what they decribed as "jitteryness" for a few days and was a very difficult baby for the first few month, which I am sure was effexor withdrawal. If I were to want to fall pregnant again I would definitely ween off effexor and onto another drug. I just don't think it's worth the risk. At least Cipramil has been around a long time while effexor is still very new.
i took 150mg my entire pregnany. I had really bad morning sickness and i tryed to go off effexor. that is just lethal combination. if your happy...your healthy....that is the best combination for your growing baby.
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