Can I take Viibryd if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor about whether you should take the antidepressant Viibryd if you are pregnant, plan to have a baby or are breastfeeding.

More research is needed, but there is preliminary evidence that Viibryd may cause problems in a newborn, especially if the drug is taken during the last months of a pregnancy.

It isn't known whether Viibryd passes through breast milk to the baby.

Letting your depression go untreated during and soon after pregnancy poses potential risks for your baby, too. Talk to your doctor about the risks, and those of taking Viibryd or any antidepressant during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Your doctor may be able to minimize potential problems should you decide to take the medication.

If you are taking Viibryd and become pregnant, call your doctor. Do not stop taking the drug abruptly.

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