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Can I take Ativan while pregnant?

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Can I take Ativan while pregnant?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
I understand your concern.

Ativan for occasional use until 6 weeks is OK, there will not be any injury or neurological problems.

Ativan is pregnancy Category D and should not be used during pregnancy.

It increases the risk of congenital malformations including oral clefts however very small( 1:2000).

Ativan is most dangerous in the third trimester due to neurologic effects and withdrawal after delivery in the baby.

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Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 3 months ago.

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