Effects of Xanax on pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Effects of Xanax on pregnancy

Xanax influences the ability for some men to achieve erection. But Xanax can also affect a woman’s ability to conceive and can harm fetal development. More possible effects of Xanax on sex and pregnancy here.

Xanax effects on sex and sexuality

Xanax causes serious effects on reproductive health. It make conceiving harder decreases libido in both men and women. Effects of Xanax on human sexuality can include:

Effects of Xanax on pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • changes in sexual performance
  • decreased libido
  • erectile dysfunction
  • fertility problems

Effects of Xanax on male and female reproduction

Effects on male reproduction

  • difficulties with erection
  • hormonal imbalance
  • sexual impotence

Effects on female reproduction

  • amenorrhea (abnormal absence of menstruation)
  • decreased sexual drive
  • failure to ovulate
  • fetal risk
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • Xanax excretion in human milk

Effects on a fetus

  • apneic spells (cessation of spontaneous breathing)
  • baby experiences neonatal withdrawal symptoms that may last for months
  • cardiac malformations
  • cyanosis
  • facial clefts
  • floppy infant syndrome
  • impaired metabolic responses to cold stress
  • neurobehavioral problems
  • reluctance to suck

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Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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