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Nov 03, 2017 (02:23 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Great question! Nicotine patch and Zyban or bupropion are two common medications used in smoking cessation. We don’t know enough about how safe these medications are for women who are pregnant. Some research finds Zyban to be safe during pregnancy, while other research recommends that pregnant women don’t use it because it has an effect on breast milk and birth defects.

 

 

One study looked at how effective bupropion and the nicotine patch are for quitting during pregnancy as well as whether these medications help reduce some of the risks caused by smoking during pregnancy (like prematurity, size of the babies). The study found that both bupropion and nicotine patch can help women quit smoking during and after pregnancy, and that the patch can help reduce the risk premature babies as well as small babies. Bupropion may also lower the risk of prematurity.

 

 

To be on the safe side, it is best to speak with your doctor about whether Zyban or nicotine patch placement would be safer for you to use during pregnancy than smoking. You can also call Motherisk at 1-877-439-2744. Motherisk has the most up-to-date information on the safety of medications during pregnancy. Feel free to update us on how things work out! Good luck!

 

 

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Nov 03, 2017 (11:54 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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So I found out I'm pregnant with my third child but I’ve been using Ziban instead of patches and that’s kinda what worked for me in the past. But is Ziban safe to use during pregnancy too? Which is better? Patches or meds?

 

 

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