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Extreme Ocd and 7 months pregnant. I need to take my Prozac.

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Im Having extreme Ocd...

Im Having extreme Ocd and 7 months pregnant. I need to take my Prozac. Is it safe to take and how much of it. Before I was pregnant I took the full dosage of Prozac you can take which is 80 mg. My diagnoses is manic.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been taking Prozac? Any recent changes in dosage?

8 years and went completely off it when I found out I was 2 months pregnant.

Doctor's Assistant: How have you been sleeping? Any insomnia or other issues?

No not at the moment.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

As far as

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Mental Health Professional: Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist replied 1 month ago
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Greetings.Welcome to the site.I am a Psychiatrist and I believe that I can help you with your query.
Well, you must know that all psychotropic medications including prozac are teratogenic in nature so they should be best avoided during pregnancy as well as during breast feeding since they are secreted in mother's milk if the mother is taking any one of them.So the answer to your question is no you should refrain from starting on prozac since the use of this drug may interfere with the development of baby.However out of all the SSRI anti depressant medications sertraline ( Zoloft ) at lowest dose possible of say 12.5 mg / day may be used since this drug is the safest both during pregnancy and lactation but this should be used only upon approval of your doctor. So discuss this option with your prescribing doctor and let his judgment lead you to the use of this drug.However having said that , still better would be to seek therapy instead of using any drug as all of them pose a threat to their children. A specific therapy for OCD is CBT which can be availed from a clinical psychologist.
I hope this helps.Wish you all the best.Please kindly leave a POSITIVE RATING if you are satisfied with the answer.Regards
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