Antipsychotic Drugs Require New Labels for Use in Pregnancy

The FDA has announced new labeling of all antipsychotic medications warning about their use during pregnancy. Newborns whose mothers were treated with this class of mediation during the third trimester of pregnancy sometimes experienced withdrawal symptoms shortly after birth to one month later. Severeity varied, but some infants needed intensive care.

PositiveTip: Caution in taking medications is always in order, especially during pregnancy.