Which antidepressant is best in pregnancy?

What is the safest antidepressant to take while pregnant?

SSRIs are generally considered an option during pregnancy, including citalopram (Celexa) and sertraline (Zoloft). Potential complications include maternal weight changes and premature birth. Most studies show that SSRIs aren’t associated with birth defects.

What are the risks of taking antidepressants while pregnant?

What are the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Possible birth defects. …
  • Increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth.
  • Slightly increased risk of blood loss after childbirth. …
  • Withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby.

Which antidepressant is safest?

Citalopram and escitalopram have been considered the safest among the SSRIs with respect to potential for liver injury [41].

What anti anxiety medication is safe for pregnancy?

While benzodiazepines are category D, long-term anxiety medications like Prozac and Zoloft are often described as “probably safe.” Tricyclic antidepressants and buspirone may be safe during pregnancy as well.

Is Zoloft or Lexapro safe for pregnancy?

Generally speaking, sertraline (you may know it better as Zoloft) and escitalopram seem like reasonably safe options for use during pregnancy. One large study concluded that sertraline seems to have the least amount of risk associated with it when used during first trimester.

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Is Wellbutrin pregnancy category B or C?

Safety of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation

Drug FDA pregnancy category*
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) B
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) C
Mirtazapine (Remeron) C
Nefazodone (Serzone)‡ C

Can I take Prozac while pregnant?

Dr. Magavi points to research that indicates that fluoxetine, or Prozac, is one of the safest antidepressants you can take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Can I take 100mg of Zoloft while pregnant?

According to Dr. Ross, a safe and recommended dose of Zoloft begins at 25 mg to 50 mg per day. For moderate to severe depression, Dr. Ross says doses up to 200 mg are deemed safe to use during pregnancy.

What medication can you take for depression while pregnant?

Some of the most common SSRIs prescribed to treat depression during pregnancy include:

  • Celexa (citalopram)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Luvox (fluvoxamine)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)

What is the most successful antidepressant?

Antidepressants sold in the United States that the study found to be most effective included:

  • Amitriptyline.
  • Effexor (venlafaxine)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Remeron (mirtazapine)
  • Trintellix (vortioxetine)