Pregnancy and Xanax
Xanax can harm a developing fetus.
Before taking Xanax, tell your doctor if you’re pregnant. Drugs like Xanax may cause birth defects, particularly if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. Taking it later in pregnancy may have other harmful effects on your baby, too.
Xanax is not safe to use while breast-feeding, either. Tell your doctor if you’re breast-feeding before taking Xanax, because taking the medication while nursing can cause harmful side effects to the nursing baby.
Xanax has not been proven safe or effective in children under 18.