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SSRI Medications Side Effects And Higher Risk of Birth Defects

SSRI Medications May Cause Birth Defects

A pregnant woman with her first born child

No Longer Accepting Cases

Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), and other SSRI medications are typically used to treat depression, anxiety, and some personality disorders. Studies show the benefit is questionable in mild to moderate cases but is deemed to be substantial for patients who have very severe cases of depression.

FDA Warning: SSRI Medications & Birth Defects

The FDA issued a warning in 2005 that showed that women taking SSRI medications during the first trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of their babies having a heart defect. In 2006, the FDA warned that women taking SSRIs in the third trimester had a six times greater risk of their babies being born with PPHN.

Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), & SSRI Medications Side Effects:

  • Congenital Birth Defects
  • Club Foot
  • PPHN (Pulmonary hypertension of the Newborn)
  • Neural tube defects (Spina Bifida, Anencephaly)
  • Omphalocele (abdominal wall defect)
  • Craniosynostosis (cranial defect)
  • Skeletal defects
  • Heart defects
  • Other birth defects

Club Foot is a malformation of the bones, muscles, joints and blood vessels in the foot. The foot is stiff, turned inward, and cannot be placed in a normal position. PPHN is a high-risk birth defect. Neural tube defects are very serious and are often life-threatening. Abdominal and cranial defects are also very serious. As you can see, the Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), & SSRI medications side effects can be very serious and have led to a number of Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), & SSRI medications lawsuits.

What Can You Do?

If you or someone you love was taking any SSRI medications while pregnant and the child has birth defects, you should call the Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), & SSRI medications lawyers at Pulaski Law Firm P.L.L.C. today for a free consultation.