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Infant heart defect risks increase with SSRIs

11. August 2011

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Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be putting their babies at risk for heart defects. SSRIs, which are normally used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression, have also been linked to heart defects in infants. The risk appears greatest when pregnant women take the drugs in the later part […]

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Birth defects more likely with SSRI use

9. August 2011

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (also known as SSRIs) have been linked to various birth defects in infants whose mothers took the drugs while pregnant. SSRIs are often prescribed to treat patients with various conditions related to anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. While SSRIs cause a number of side effects in people who take them, mothers […]

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Zoloft presents wide range of side effects

2. August 2011

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Side effects of the antidepressant Zoloft range from simple nausea to severe birth defects that can only be treated by surgery. While some side effects are uncommon, patients should exercise caution while taking Zoloft and report to their doctors if any unexpected side effects appear. Along with nausea, common side effects of taking the drug […]

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Birth defects caused by many factors

27. July 2011

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Birth defects are caused by a number of different factors, some more controllable than others. While some birth defects are hereditary, others are caused by environmental factors. Missing chromosomes and other genes that don’t work properly can lead to malformations in a newborn baby’s body that cannot be prevented by an unborn baby’s environment. However, […]

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Mothers filing suit for omphalocele with Zoloft

13. July 2011

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Mothers across the country are joining in a lawsuit against the makers of the antidepressant Zoloft, claiming that taking the drug while pregnant caused them to give birth to infants with birth defects. Studies have tied Zoloft use to a number of different defects and health problems, including omphalocele. Omphalocele is a dangerous condition in […]

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Craniosynostosis part of lawsuit against Zoloft maker

13. July 2011

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Craniosynostosis, a condition that leads to abnormally shaped heads in babies, has been linked to use of the drug Zoloft while the babies’ mothers were pregnant. Studies show that women who took Zoloft during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to infants with certain birth defects, including defects involving the heart, head, and lungs. […]

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Zoloft shown to increase risk of persistent fetal circulation

12. July 2011

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Results from a 2006 study suggest that taking Zoloft during pregnancy caused numerous women to give birth to babies with persistent fetal circulation, a harmful birth defect. The condition is also referred to as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Infants with persistent fetal circulation have lungs that do not receive adequate blood flow. […]

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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome part of Zoloft lawsuit

7. July 2011

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Infants whose mothers took the antidepressant Zoloft may be at increased risk for heart defects and other health problems at birth. Studies have tied Zoloft use during pregnancy to health risks in infants born to the mothers who took it. Heart defects are among the most prominent health problems found in these children. One heart […]

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Transposition of the great arteries found in babies exposed to Zoloft

6. July 2011

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Research has drawn a link between certain heart defects in infants and use of the drug Zoloft by their mothers during pregnancy. One of these heart defects is transposition of the great arteries (TGA). In babies with this condition, the heart’s two major vessels – the pulmonary artery and the aorta – are transposed, or […]

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Heart defects central in lawsuit against Zoloft maker

2. July 2011

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Heart defects are among the main health problems blamed on Zoloft in a growing lawsuit against the makers of the antidepressant. The lawsuit is based on evidence that the use of Zoloft during pregnancy led to numerous birth defects in babies across the country. The risk appears to be greatest when Zoloft was taken during […]

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