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SSRI Birth Defects

SSRI birth defects can have very serious consequences. Antidepressants belong to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs link to an increase in the risk of serious birth defects in infants. SSRIs include drugs like:

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  • Zoloft®
  • Paxil®
  • Prozac®
  • Wellbutrin®
  • Lexapro®
  • Celexa®

The birth defects that have been associated with SSRIs include:

  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Pulmonary Atresia (pulmonary valve defect)
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA)
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
  • Craniosynostosis (skull defect)
  • Club Foot
  • Omphalocele (abdominal wall defect)
  • Heart Valve Defects
  • Pulmonary Stenosis (pulmonary valve disorder)
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Anal Atresia (anus or rectum malformation/defect)
  • Spina Bifida (Neural Tube Defects)

Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

If you were treated with an SSRI antidepressant such as Zoloft®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Wellbutrin®, Lexapro® or Celexa® and gave birth to a child with congenital abnormalities, contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today!


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