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SSRI and Potential Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants can increase Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn when used During Pregnancy. SSRI Drugs in dangor: Celexa (citalopram); Lexapro (escitalopram); Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax (fluoxetine); Luvox, Luvox CR (fluvoxamine); Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva (paroxetine); Zoloft (sertraline); Viibryd (vilazodone) AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Family Practice ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and […]

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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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Birth defects more likely with SSRI use

Tuesday, August 9, 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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