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Infant heart defect risks increase with SSRIs

Thursday, August 11, 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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Paxil and the Risk of Birth Defects

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Early results of new studies for Paxil (paroxetine) suggest that the drug increases the risk of birth defects, particularly heart defects, when women take it during the first three months of pregnancy. Paxil is approved to treat depression and several other psychiatric disorders. The FDA is gathering additional data and waiting for final results of […]

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PAXIL

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Brand Names: PAXIL, PAXIL CR, Paxil Oral Suspension, Pexeva Chemical Name: Paroxetine hydrochloride Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Faults:  Heart Birth Defects, Lung Birth Defects, Abdominal Birth Defects, Cranial Birth Defects The drug “paroxetine” is manufactured, promoted, distributed, labeled and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade name Paxil, Paxil Oral Suspension, and Paxil CR. Paxil is a member […]

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Paxil’s Birth Defects Warning!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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New Study Links Paxil to Twice as Many Birth Defects as Other Antidepressants The FDA and the drug company GlaxoSmithKline are alerting doctors about a new study on major birth defects seen in babies born to women who took the antidepressant Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy.”Healthcare professionals are advised to carefully weigh the […]

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