Versacloz and Pregnancy

What Risk Does Versacloz Present?

Versacloz is an antipsychotic medication. Like other antipsychotic medications, it may cause withdrawal symptoms and movement-related symptoms (called extrapyramidal symptoms) in newborn babies when used in the third trimester (the last three months of pregnancy). This is based on reports of these symptoms occurring in newborns whose mothers took antipsychotics. Reported symptoms have included:
 
  • Agitation
  • Increased or decreased muscle tone
  • Tremors
  • Sedation
  • Serious breathing problems
  • Feeding difficulty.
 
In some cases, the symptoms went away on their own, without the need for treatment. However, in other cases, the newborns required treatment, including extended hospitalization or care in an intensive care unit.
 
Your healthcare provider may still recommend treatment with Versacloz despite these potential risks. This is because untreated schizophrenia may also be harmful to a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. Therefore, it is important that you not stop treatment without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping this drug may cause your symptoms to return.
 

Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Versacloz, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks before making a recommendation in your particular situation.
 
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