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Can I Take Seroquel While Pregnant?

Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Many people may wonder, "Can I take Seroquel while pregnant?"
Animal studies show that the medicine may not be safe for pregnant women. When given to pregnant rats and rabbits, Seroquel caused low birth weight, slow development, and miscarriages. Since animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way as humans, however, Seroquel may be given to a pregnant woman if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to her outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
If you are taking Seroquel and pregnancy occurs (or you are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking the drug), let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks of taking it during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
(Click Seroquel and Pregnancy for more information on whether you should take Seroquel while pregnant and to learn more about the potential risks of using this drug during pregnancy.)
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