Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

Taking abilify during pregnancy

Sign Up Now. A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. Physicians are encouraged to register patients and pregnant women are encouraged to register themselves. Retrieved April 19, from Finally, aripiprazole LAI treatment was planned by mutual agreement between doctor and the patient, who took aripiprazole LAI… Read More »

Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Dolutegravir-containing regimen exhibited superior safety profile in large, NIH-supported study of pregnant women. UNC’s Lameck Chinula presented findings at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. UNC’s Jeffrey Stringer is a study investigator. The antiretroviral drugs dolutegravir and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (DTG+FTC/TAF) may comprise the safest and most effective HIV treatment regimen currently available… Read More »

Efavirenz in pregnancy is at least as safe as other antiretrovirals

The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration includes data from 24,963 pregnancies ending in singleton live births between 2002 and 2015. Cohorts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Kingdom provided data. In 1200 pregnancies (4.8%), the mother received efavirenz at the time… Read More »

Woman in vegetative state may not have shown signs of pregnancy prior to birth, expert says

As to the investigation into how a woman who has been in a vegetative state for nearly a decade was impregnated continues, at least one expert said it’s possible that staffers were unaware of the impending childbirth because the patient may not have shown any outward signs of pregnancy. In fact, it’s possible that the… Read More »