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Antidepressants and Conception

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I am currently taking 10 mg of Peroxotine (Paxil) a day and my husband and I are trying to conceive. Will this get in the way of my ability to conceive?

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replied July 15th, 2011
Hi,
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Paxil can have effects on pregnancy if given during early pregnancy or late in pregnancy. The risk for premature birth and birth defects might increase. If baby is exposed to this class of drugs then complications requiring prolonged hospitalization, respiratory support, and tube feeding may arise immediately after birth. The clinical findings may include respiratory distress, cyanosis, apnea, seizures, temperature instability, feeding difficulty, vomiting, hypoglycemia, hypotonia, hypertonia, hyperreflexia, tremor, jitteriness, irritability, and constant crying.
Discuss with your treating doctor about switching to suitable alternative before you proceed with your pregnancy plans. All the best.
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