I am 17 wks pregnant and I was on effexor XR, but the doctor took me off , so know my panic and anxiety is back full force and im afraid of dying over anything brain hemmorhange, anuerysum etc... so she gave me zoloft to try and noone can really tell me if its got the same ingredients as effexor? Im not a huge pill person and I dont want to be the person that takes zoloft and has a reaction to something and keil over??? Any suggestions?
10 Jul 2010
Zoloft and Pregnancy: An Overview
Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is a pregnancy Category C medicine, meaning that Zoloft could potentially cause harm to your unborn child. This is especially true during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Zoloft and Pregnancy Category C
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C refers to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals automatically are given a pregnancy Category C rating.
Even if a drug does appear to have adverse effects in animal fetuses, it's important to remember that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a healthcare provider may still prescribe a pregnancy Category C medicine to a pregnant woman if he or she believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh the possible risks to the unborn child.
Effexor and Pregnancy is also considered to be Category C
Be careful... it is your baby, not theirs, Contact your Doctor, from caring individual-
10 Jul 2010
As a guy that's old enought to be your gramps, I would think that Zoloft shoud work fine, as long as no hidden side effects pop up.
Good luck with the new little one Oh, that's a good thing not like eating a lot of pills.
Gods love and peace to you and the baby.
after the movie Uncle Buck
19 Apr 2011
Zoloft is an ssri, where as effexor XR is an ssnri, so I think it should be the same and work the same the only difference is that u r not getting the nor-epinepherine reuptaked, only the selective seratonin! And I am also pregnant 23 weeks and have taken this since I was 16 and no bad outcomes just a much happier person!!! Hope this helps:-)
10 Jul 2010
Hi, I just want to tell you something that occured during my pregnancy. First, let me say that I have had anxiety since I was in my early twenties. Yet, when I was preggers, I found, quite to my delight, that the panic attacks STOPPED.
I have never felt better in my life as when I was pregnant.
I pray that you have the same thing happen to you!
Best wishes and congratulations on your impending joy! sweetlemon
7 Dec 2010
Zoloft and Effexor XR are both in the same class of antidepressants call ssri's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) majority of these medications are a pregnancy category C which means there has been little or no studies done in pregnant humans but studies have been done in lab animals and show some risk to an animal fetus. If your dr prescribes a pregnancy category c medication for you then your dr feels that the benefits of the medication out weigh the risks to your unborn child. If you have extreme anxiety there is a medication called Vistaril it is a category D which means there is some rick to the baby but this medication has worked wonders for a friend of mine who had extreme panic attacks when she was pregnant. I am currently pregnant with my 6th child and had to be on numerous medications with each of my pregnancies and at the moment I am taking 75mg of Effexor XR and 800mg of Seroquel. When I enter my 3rd trimester I plan to slowly decrease these medications so that I am able to breastfeed. I have a panic disorder also so I wish you the best.
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