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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Perscription Medications when trying to get pregnant?


 Newlywed - Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:41 pm

Should I stop taking my headache/sleep medicine when trying to get pregnant?
I take Amitriptyline HCL 50 mg and Meloxicam 15 mg. I take these meds for Sleep and headaches.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:55 pm

User avatar Hello,
As a rule it is fine to continue the medications such as you have described, while trying to conceive. They can be discontinued if necessary once you discover you are pregnant. Since it can take several months to a year to get pregnant, it usually does not make sense to suffer during that time if the medications help. The NSAIDs are not recommended in pregnancy so your doctor would likely have you stop the Meloxicam but having some around the time of conception would not adversely affect your baby. In some cases it is continued if benefit outweighs potential risk.

Best wishes and good luck in your efforts.

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