Is it safe to take Generic Paxil (Paroxetine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Generic Paxil (Paroxetine) is classed as Pregnancy Category D, which means it could potentially harm an unborn baby. It is not recommended to take this medication while pregnant. However, untreated depression is a serious condition and could also harm an unborn child during pregnancy. Discuss the use of this medication with your doctor if you are currently pregnanct, think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant during treatment. If you have been taking Generic Paxil (Paroxetine) during the last 3 months of pregnancy, your baby may rarely develop withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Feeding or breathing difficulties
- Muscle stiffness
- Constant crying
If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn, you should notify your doctor immediately.
Generic Paxil (Paroxetine) passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Discuss the use of this medication with your doctor if you are currently breastfeeding.