Paxil Birth Defects
Many women of childbearing age have taken antidepressant medications which are also referred to as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications, which include Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, have different side effects for the unborn fetus associated with them including the increase risk of premature birth, breathing problems, gastrointestinal side effects and motor problems. The exact degree of risk of Paxil birth defects is currently unknown, however the risk of complications has been reported in babies following use of these drugs. Women using Paxil during their pregnancy can expose their baby to SSRIs while in the womb. If your baby has suffered from birth defects caused by Paxil side effects please contact us for a free consultation and information on filing a Paxil lawsuit 2011 claim.
Paxil Birth Defects
• PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension)
• Abdominal Birth Defects
• Heart Birth Defects
• Cranial Birth Defects
In 2004, the FDA issued a warning against the use of certain antidepressants in the late third trimester. The warning said that doctors may want to gradually taper pregnant women off antidepressants in the third trimester so that the baby is not affected. After a woman delivers, she should consult with her doctor to decide whether to return to a full dose during the period when she is most vulnerable to postpartum depression.
In 2006, the FDA issued a safety alert regarding the increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) which is a serious and life-threatening lung condition that occurs soon after birth. The alert covered Paxil along with other antidepressant drugs including Zoloft and Prozac. The Paxil label was also changed to include information regarding a study that suggested that exposure to the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy may be linked with an increased risk of Paxil birth defects involving cardiac problems.
If your baby has suffered from Paxil and birth defects please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We are currently investigating cases for families involving a Paxil birth defect that occurred after using this antidepressant drug. For the latest news and updates and information on filing a Paxil lawsuit birth defects claim please call or e-mail us today.
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