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Medication during Pregnancy

I take Lexapro for depression and anxiety.  It has really helped me tremendously.  I am also diabetic and take Janumet.  I would like to become pregnant soon and was wondering if anyone had experience with Lexapro while pregnant/breastfeeding.  Do you know if it's approved or known safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?  
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172715 tn?1285498090
I think you will find out more if you ask the pharmacist.  They actually know more about medicines and side effects than doctors do.  I really don't think you can take it while pregnant or breast feeding though.  Best of luck to you and hope you get blessed with a bundle of joy someday.  
559992 tn?1216173338
It's not recommended for pregnancy. I was put on Effedor XR while pregnant and breastfeeding. I'm sure there would probably be some info on what drugs are safe if you googled it. I was on Zoloft after my first bout of Post Natal Depression and was told that I had to be off that for at least six months before trying to get pregnant. But at that stage my depression wasn't as bad as it is now.
559992 tn?1216173338
Ok I just googled "Anti-depressants during pregnancy" and here are two addresses for you with some interesting discussion: http://www.****.*** and http://www.****.***. Hope this gives you the info you need, but I would be talking to your GP about it.
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I was on Effexor XR and when I told my doctor that I was planning on starting a family soon she told me that only Prozac and Celexa are good anti-depressants to be on while pregnant, but you can't breastfeed while on any anti-depressants.
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