Is it Safe to Take Dalmane During Pregnancy?
By Nabta Team
Dalmane is a medication used to treat insomnia, or sleeplessness, in patients. It is a category X drug as well, restricting any use of it during pregnancy to avoid nearly certain birth defects or fetal death. Dalmine is from a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. These are shown to have the same risks toward brain development in a fetus as PCP, barbiturates, and alcohol. The risks of mental retardation, ADHD, and other learning disabilities are high.
Likewise, benzodiazepines are dangerous throughout the entire pregnancy, and are not considered more dangerous at any particular stage of development; all stages are at risk. The newborn may even show withdrawal symptoms from the Dalmane after birth. Using Dalmane during pregnancy would be foolish and cruel considering insomnia can also be treated with natural, harmless methods such as yoga and drinking herbal tea.