Nationwide representation for families with a child affected by Prozac birth defects caused by taking this antidepressant medication during pregnancy and helping families with a child who have developed side effects in filing a Prozac lawsuits birth defects claim. Currently Prozac lawsuit claims are being filed individually and no nationwide Prozac class action lawsuit has been filed.
Multiple studies have shown that antidepressant drugs (SSRI’s) like the drug Prozac are associated with causing serious birth defects complications. The use of antidepressant medications such as Prozac while pregnant has always involved a certain level of risk, however now that more information is available regarding the fetus and exposure to the drug in the womb families of a child affected by birth defects are frustrated that there were not stronger warnings years earlier.
These antidepressant drugs, which include Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, have different side effects for the unborn child associated with them including premature birth and low birth rate, however there are also more serious risks involving birth defects associated with SSRI’s. The exact degree of risk of Prozac birth defects is currently unknown, however the risk of developing a number of more serious side effects has been reported in children following the mother’s use of these medications during their pregnancy. Exposing their child to the drug prenatal increasing the risk of developing of Prozac birth defects.
Prozac Birth Defects Include:
• Heart Birth Defects
• Abdominal Birth Defects
• PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension)
• Cranial Birth Defects
• Anal Atresia
• Anencephaly (neural tube defect)
• Septal Defects
Since the FDA approval of Prozac in 1986, there have been a number of published studies providing evidence of Prozac and pregnancy related side effects. Infants with prenatal exposure to the antidepressant Prozac are exposed to 75 percent the concentration of the drug the mother takes.
In July 2006, the Food and Drug Administration released a Public Health alert regarding selective serotonin uptake inhibitor medications like Prozac and the increased risk of an infant suffering from persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) following a mother using these types of antidepressants during pregnancy. The public health advisory involved drugs like Prozac along with other antidepressant drugs including Zoloft. The labels of SSRI drugs were also updated to include additional information and stronger warnings regarding a study suggesting that exposure to the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy may be linked with an increased risk of Prozac birth defects involving cardiac problems. Prozac birth defects continue to affect children born years before the public was aware of this information.
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