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The Danger of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Women who took some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, known as SSRIs, during pregnancy may have an increased risk of heart wall defects and craniosynostosis-a condition where the joints in a baby's skull between the bones close too soon, before the brain is completely formed. This can lead to misshapen heads for babies with the condition, because the brain cannot grow in its normal shape.

Other common birth defects and neurological effects related to SSRIs:

  • Autism
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Heart defects (including septal defects)
  • Clef palate / lip
  • Anencephaly
  • Respiratory distress / trouble breathing

Women who took fluoxetine or paroxetine during pregnancy have been found in studies to have a higher-than-normal risk of birth defects than women who take other SSRI antidepressants. Families of babies who were born who exhibit these conditions-such as craniosynostosis or heart wall defects-should speak with a dangerous drug lawyer in Texas. At Deans & Lyons, LLP, we represent clients on both sides of the docket and are experienced in all types of defective drugs cases.

Have a dangerous drug case? Call (844) 297-8898 today.

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