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Bipolar and pregnancy
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sarika01 posted:
I suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have taken many medicines, but currently am on three. I am 38 years old and wish to get pregnant this year. The drugs I take are Lexapro 5 mg, Buspirone 15 mg, and Geodon 40 mg. My question is how safe are these during pregnancy. WebMD is great place to find answers. I hope I can get answers from experts here.

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slik_kitty responded:
the best person to ask would be your doctor.
 
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Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
Dear Sarika, The very short answer is that there are no known risks in pregnancy with any of the drugs you mentioned, but judging unknown risks against possible benefits is a very case-by -case process. Your doctor should be discussing this with you and your husband in depth. If need be you might also consider a consultation with a psychiatrist who has expertise in reproductive health. The women's health center at Mass General in Boston should be able to assist in finding a good consultant if needed. Dr G