Is Xanax Safe During Pregnancy?

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Are you planning to conceive or already in the first phase of your pregnancy? If yes and worried about the prescription of Xanax to treat your mental disorder anxiety, here are some information that will help you get a fair and honest answer to this question, “Is Xanax safe during pregnancy?”

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Is Xanax Safe During Pregnancy?:

Are you planning to conceive or already in the first phase of your pregnancy? If yes and worried about the prescription of Xanax to treat your mental disorder anxiety, here are some information that will help you get a fair and honest answer to this question, “Is Xanax safe during pregnancy?” Is Xanax Safe During Pregnancy? What is Xanax? Xanax is a brand for the generic benzodiazepine alprazolam, given to patients with mental disorder such as anxiety or depression. This drug is considered to be highly addictive because it can cause one’s dependence and addiction over time of usage.

When is it not safe to use?:

Pregnant women are not supposed to take this drug because it can lead to complications when the estrogen and progesterone levels increase. For example, an expectant mother who has prior mental disorder before getting pregnant like anxiety may become prone to emotional and mental disturbance brought about the pregnancy. In fact, a pregnant woman can experience anxiety even without Xanax. Hormonal imbalance may arise when pregnant or when undergoing menopausal stage. When is it not safe to use?

How can Xanax become a contributing factor?:

Xanax is categorized as a Schedule IV controlled drug and Category D risk among pregnant women. This implies that pregnant women are at greater risk if found to be using Xanax because this drug could affect the development of the fetus inside the womb. According to studies made, the intake of substance like Xanax is also associated to neonatal depression among newborn babies that can be dangerous because it can affect the breathing of the baby and lead to death. Based on the studies made by the American Academy of Pediatrics, mental retardation occurs in the babies of expectant mothers who used benzodiazepines like Xanax. How can Xanax become a contributing factor? Babies will likely exhibit withdrawal symptoms when their mothers used Xanax, either while inside the womb, or while undergoing postpartum. Among the symptoms evident to babies include irritability, difficulty in sleeping.

How to treat Xanax abuse while pregnant?:

How to treat Xanax abuse while pregnant? If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with Xanax abuse, the initial treatment is withdrawing from this drug the soonest possible time to prevent further harm done, both on the expectant mother and the unborn child. Stopping from Xanax must not be done abruptly because of the dangers the withdrawal symptoms. Medical detox must be performed together the tapering approach to wean the pregnant woman from Xanax abuse. Both these procedures are considered to be the safest treatment options if you are concerned about this issue, “Is Xanax safe during pregnancy?” because detoxification and gradual tapering will ensure both the mother and baby remain safe during the entire treatment program. Besides, expectant mothers who don’t quit from Xanax might face preterm labor and other serious complications. If you want to know more about Xanax and how it could be detrimental to any pregnant woman, feel free to talk to a drug specialist and find out how they can be of assistance when you make that big decision to quit now from your addiction to benzodiazepines like Xanax.

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