schizophrenia and pregnancy (and breastfeeding)
Last reviewed 01/2018
- management is as for a non-pregnant woman with schizophrenia with consideration
of various provisos outlined below:
- if a woman is taking an atypical antipsychotic consideration should be given to switching to a low-dose typical antipsychotic, such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine or trifluoperazine
- women with schizophrenia
who are breastfeeding
- women receiving depot medication should be advised that their infants may show extrapyramidal symptoms several months after administration of the depot - these are usually self-limiting.