Jovia Use In Pregnancy & Lactation





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Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category C: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; therefore, escitalopram should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risks to the fetus.
Labor and Delivery: The effect of escitalopram on labor and delivery in humans is unknown.
Use in lactation: Escitalopram, like citalopram is excreted into human breast milk. Studies in breastfeeding mothers have shown that the mean combined dose of citalopram and demethylcitalopram transmitted to infants via breast­milk (expressed as a percentage of the weight-adjusted maternal dose) is 4.4 to 5.1%. Plasma­ concentrations of these drugs in infants were very low or absent and there were no adverse effects. While­ citalopram data support the safety of use of escitalopram in breastfeeding women the decision to breastfeed should always be made as an individual risk/benefit analysis.
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