Depression medications

Anti-depression medication rates are surprisingly high in mothers who are pregnant or have recently had newborns. Newborns who have been exposed to depressant medication while in the womb are exposed to a much higher dose of the medication than those who are exposed while breast feeding. This is because the drug is transported through the blood which has a direct line to the baby in the womb. The top three anti-depressant medications that are recommended are zoloft, paxil, and luvox. These are considered better because they have a lower excretion dose into the mothers breast milk with fewer side effects. The three non-reccomended depressants are celexa, lexapro, and Prozac. These have longer half lifes and create a higher dose that transfered to the baby.


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