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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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Craniosynostosis part of lawsuit against Zoloft maker

Wednesday, July 13, 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

Tuesday, July 12, 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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Transposition of the great arteries found in babies exposed to Zoloft

Wednesday, July 6, 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

Saturday, July 2, 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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Lawsuits for Zoloft birth defects: atrial and ventricular septal defects

Friday, June 24, 2011

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After investigation, experts have noted a link between certain birth defects and ingestion of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy. Zoloft, one of a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), is often prescribed for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and various anxiety and panic disorders. One of the primary classes of defects experts have […]

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In lawsuit, experts link Zoloft to tetralogy of fallot

Monday, June 20, 2011

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In a lawsuit against the makers of the drug Zoloft, experts are citing links between ingestion of the drug and birth defects involving the heart. Among other conditions, infants whose mothers took Zoloft while pregnant show a higher risk of giving birth to children with tetralogy of fallot. Tetralogy of fallot is a combination of […]

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Zoloft lawsuits for mother of babies with tricuspid atresia

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Many mothers who took Zoloft while pregnant have noted harmful birth defects in their children. The FDA has warned about the possible dangers of taking Zoloft and other antidepressant drugs during pregnancy. However, many mothers who took Zoloft believe the drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer, did not adequately warn them about these dangers before they took it. […]

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Spina bifida linked to Zoloft use during pregnancy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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One of the many conditions that have been linked to Zoloft in an ongoing nationwide lawsuit is spina bifida. Instances of spina bifida have appeared in numerous babies whose mothers took Zoloft during pregnancy. In normal babies, the two sides of the backbone close around the spinal cord and its nerves during the first month […]

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Zoloft lawsuits for infants with pulmonary stenosis

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Mothers who took Zoloft while pregnant have shown an increased tendency to give birth to babies with the life-threatening condition pulmonary stenosis. Pulmonary stenosis is a disorder in which pieces of the heart’s pulmonary valve are narrower or thicker than those of a normal heart. This can lead to a backup of fluid in the […]

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