Im on 0.5mg haldol. I intend to get pregnant soon. Is it harmful to baby?
I am Not A DOCTOR, But I do know some basic things, like what Meds you should, or should not be on. I am pretty sure that Haldol which is Not a Benzodiazapine's, But a Psychotic Medication.Unlike Med's like Valium, XanaX, Adavan, and other things, I am just naming the most Common known Drugs. I know when you are Pregnant, you should not use any of the other Medications, And had just read that if you are on lithium, that you should discontinue the Medication during the first Trimester, and if you intend on Breast feeding your child, that medication can get into your child threw the breast milk. ( Now It had said this about Lithium, not Haldol,) but I wouldn't take a chance, since Haldol is used to treat psychotic disorders, for people who have a hard time trying to figure out, if things or Ideas are real, or if they are not. It's also used in Motor skills and functions, such as a tic. Something that someone does over and over again. But as I said I'M NOT A DOCTOR, The safest thing for you or your child(or soon to be child) Is ask a Doctor this Question, I think he would tell you no, but you never know, I'm not a DR, LOL. I wish you the best of Luck, God Bless you and your Child, and please let me know if i Helped you out, Give me a star please.
There is a thing called risk to benefits ratio. Your Dr will have to tell you the answer to this. Drugs that could harm a fetus will be given only if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the developing fetus. This needs to be determined by your Dr. There have been instances of limb malformation in babies born to mothers who used Haldol during pregnancy. Talk to your Dr and he can tell you if the benefit to you outweighs any risks to your developing baby. If needs be, perhaps he can put you on something that will not be as harmful.
- Haldol Information for Consumers
- Haldol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Haldol (detailed)
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