Antidepressants & Birth Defects

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Common brand name Antidepressants include Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Effexor, Elavil, Remeron, Sarafem.

Drug Agency Regulatory Warnings on Antidepressants Causing Birth Defects – There have been 18 drug regulatory agency warnings from eight countries that include warnings of antidepressant induced birth defects including heart and lung malfunctions, pulmonary hypertension, pre-term births, difficulties with breathing, turning blue, seizures, changing body temperature, feeding problems, vomiting, low blood sugar, floppiness, stiffness, shakiness.


Drug Studies on Antidepressants Causing Birth Defects – There have been 18 studies in eight countries on antidepressant induced birth defects, including pulmonary hypertension, heart defects, spontaneous abortion, tremors, restlessness and rigidity.


Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the U.S. FDAThere have been 6,011 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with antidepressants and birth defects.


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