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Study Shows SSRI Use during Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Birth Defects

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

Published in a 2011 edition of the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, a study by Dr. Heli Malm (et al.) evaluated the risk of birth defects for children born to mothers who used selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (a type of antidepressant medication) during pregnancy.  Drugs whose danger was evaluated included fluoxetine (Prozac®, Sarafem®, Fontex®, and others),… Continue Reading

Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

A birth defect of the heart recently found to be associated with maternal use of SSRI drugs during pregnancy,[1] pulmonary valve stenosis is characterized by a narrowing (stenosis) of the pulmonary valve of the heart, the valve which opens to allow blood to flow from the right ventricle to the lungs for oxygenation.[2] Specifically, pulmonary… Continue Reading

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

Transposition of the Great Arteries is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect found to be associated with maternal use of Prozac® during pregnancy by medical researcher Diav-Citrin in a 2008 study titled “Paroxetine and fluoxetine in pregnancy: a prospective, multicentre, controlled, observational study,” published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Concerning persons suffering… Continue Reading

SSRI Use during Pregnancy Raises Risk of Serious Birth Defects

Posted in Generic Drugs, Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

In a study published in a 2007 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Sura Alwan et al. evaluates the effect of maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications (SSRIs) during pregnancy on the likelihood of bearing children with congenital malformations.  The study, titled “Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Pregnancy and the… Continue Reading

WebMD – Mothers Who Switch SSRIs During Pregnancy Place Newborns at Risk of Heart Defects

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Paxil Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

It has been recently found that babies of mothers who filled prescriptions for more than one SSRI during pregnancy were four times as likely to be born with septal heart defects as were other babies born to mothers who did not use SSRIs during pregnancy.  If uncorrected, this birth defect, characterized by a malformation of… Continue Reading

Aortic Stenosis

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Zoloft Birth Defects

A birth defect recently found to be associated with maternal use of SSRI drugs during pregnancy,[1] aortic stenosis is characterized by the aortic valve failing to open fully, decreasing blood flow from the heart[2] through the aorta, “the main artery carrying blood out of the heart.”[3]  Specifically, aortic stenosis has been found to be connected… Continue Reading

Maternal Use of SSRIs Late in Pregnancy May Cause PPHN

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Paxil Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that infants born to mothers who used selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a type of antidepressant medication) late in pregnancy were placed at increased risk of serious birth defects, such as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN). First, some background on PPHN.  One way to explain… Continue Reading

Zoloft® Side-Effects for Unborn Children May be Grave

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

A recent study by Carol Louik, et al. published in the New England Journal of Medicine has evaluated the risk of birth defects among infants born to mothers who used a type of antidepressant medication called selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, as compared to the risk among infants whose mothers did not use such… Continue Reading

SSRI use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Children

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

A recent study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, in connection with the Journal of the American Medical Association, by Dr. Lisa A. Croen (et al.) has revealed a connection between mothers who use selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, (SSRIs – a new type of antidepressant medication) and the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder in their… Continue Reading

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyer – I'm now reviewing potential cases

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It’s been known for quite some time that Paxil can lead to terrible birth defects, particularly in an infant’s heart. Doctors are now recognizing that other antidepressants, such as Zoloft, can also cause birth defects. I’m currently reviewing potential cases of children who were born with birth defects after their mother took Zoloft during pregnancy…. Continue Reading