Antidepressants And Pregnancy

Antidepressants And Pregnancy

New Study: Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Not Be As Risky As Previously Thought

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning against the use of antidepressants late in pregnancy. These warnings presented pregnant mothers, also struggling with depression, with an unenviable choice – keep taking your medication and increase your newborn’s risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, or risk your own mental health by going off the medication..

There may be hope yet. According to an article on CBSNews.com, a new study, conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that the risks are not as high as once thought.

Alcohol And Your Medications

Alcohol And Your Medications

Safe Holiday Series Part I: Alcohol Consumption and Your Medications

For many, holiday celebrations often involve consumption of alcohol – from wine with Thanksgiving turkey to cocktails or other libations at the office Christmas party. While responsible consumption of alcohol among adults is not necessarily a danger, many may be unaware of how those drinks will interact with their medications. This is particularly true for older adults who are more likely to be on a variety of regular medications.