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Alprazolam Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Alprazolam is also known as: Alprazolam Intensol, Niravam, Xanax, Xanax XR

Alprazolam Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should not be used unless there are no safer alternatives, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. AU TGA pregnancy category: C US FDA pregnancy category: D Comments: -The child born to a mother taking benzodiazepines may be at risk for withdrawal symptoms. -Benzodiazepines may cause fetal harm when administered during pregnancy. -The patient should be warned of the potential risks to the fetus and instructed to discontinue the drug prior to becoming pregnant.

Several studies have suggested an increased risk of congenital malformations associated with the use of minor tranquilizers (i.e., chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, meprobamate) during the first trimester of pregnancy. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details. US FDA pregnancy category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Alprazolam Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: Chronic administration of diazepam to nursing mothers has been reported to cause their infants to become lethargic and to lose weight.

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