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    Default Lovan in Pregnancy Question

    Hello everyone.

    I need some help with an issue. I am almost 7 Wk pregnant and taking Lovan 20mg (Prozac). I have been given mixed information. My GP says to stay on the Lovan for my mental health ( I get anxiety and depression mild to moderate ) I called a pharmacist at the Women's hospital and was told studies show no significant risk to baby.
    Then I go on the net and there's studies showing there could actually be risks of deformities like skull and limb shortening, autism, (Text deleted by Moderator), heart defects to name a few. Now I'm so scared.
    I can't wait till my next appointment. I think I'll stop the Lovan altogether ( wean down as of tonight). I think I can manage for 8 months or so. I am just worried that damage may have already occurred to the baby and I'm petrified. I don't think I will be able to cope with disabled child or the guilty.
    Has any one out there been in a similar situation?

    Thanks in advance for your support
    Anna
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntistasia View Post
    Hello everyone.

    I need some help with an issue. I am almost 7 Wk pregnant and taking Lovan 20mg (Prozac). I have been given mixed information. My GP says to stay on the Lovan for my mental health ( I get anxiety and depression mild to moderate ) I called a pharmacist at the Women's hospital and was told studies show no significant risk to baby.
    Then I go on the net and there's studies showing there could actually be risks of deformities like skull and limb shortening, autism, retardation, heart defects to name a few. Now I'm so scared.
    I can't wait till my next appointment. I think I'll stop the Lovan altogether ( wean down as of tonight). I think I can manage for 8 months or so. I am just worried that damage may have already occurred to the baby and I'm petrified. I don't think I will be able to cope with disabled child or the guilty.
    Has any one out there been in a similar situation?

    Thanks in advance for your support
    Anna
    Hi Anna, it might be a good idea to call Medicines Line. They are available during office hours, so you will have to wait until Monday though. The number is 1300 Medicines, I think but I'll check & post back in a minute

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    It's 1300 Medicine. More info here. http://www.nps.org.au/contact-us/medicines-line

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    I took lexapro while I was pregnant. No abnormalities or issues when she was born. She's almost 5

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    Thanks so much for your reply. I'm glad all worked out for you.
    I'm new to the forum and not sure this is the right spot to post but I couldn't find a specific 'feed' thingy.
    Kriista I wonder I you remember at the time, did you take it from start of your pregnancy ? Also did your doctor ask you to reduce the dose or tell you of potential side effects? I reduced my lovan to 10 me as of last night and I may stop it altogether. I dunno.
    Thanks again for your thoughts.
    Anna


 

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