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    Can I still take Citalopram 30mg if pregnant?

    I am currently on 30mg of Citalopram (anti-depressant) it works well and hardly no side effects. I am concerned if I get pregnant, am I allowed to take the same dose? I am worried that I will become worse if I have to stop taking them when I'm pregnant…..
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    beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of … View Profile

    This medication is I the class of medications that has been identified to be safe to use in pregnancy, but it is importnat to discuss this with your doctor.

    Can I suggest you take a look at the new beyondblue clinical practice guidelines for depression during pregnancy and the year following birth. They outline which treatments are safe, effective and recommended for treating and managing depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. They are based on the latest research and clinical expertise in the field.
    Best wishes,

  • Marie-Louise Gibbard

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    oh good, that's really good to hear. Thanks.

  • My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    Hi mig

    For sure it is important that you talk to your doctor about this.

    Your might find the information in this link helpful; .

    It is professional (FDA) information about Citalapram. It could be useful in deciding about the questions that you would like to ask your doctor.

    All the best. 

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