Is Xanax safe during pregnancy?


Quick Answer

According to Drugs.com, Xanax is not safe to take during pregnancy. Xanax may cause harm to an unborn baby. The medication may also cause a newborn baby to have addiction or withdrawal symptoms after birth; mothers should also not breastfeed while taking Xanax.

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According to Drugs.com, Xanax is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, panic disorders and anxiety stemming from depression by lessening nervous tension. Alcohol should not be used with Xanax, as the drug may heighten the effects of alcohol. According to Drugs.com, a Xanax overdose can be deadly. Signs of overdose may include a great amount of fatigue, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance and fainting.

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