Various antidepressant drugs have been linked to birth defects in children born to mothers taking the drugs during pregnancy. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor drugs (SSRI drugs), and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI drugs) have both been connected to birth defects. These drugs, which are usually used treat anxiety, depression and personality disorders have been linked to causing numerous types of birth defects in children.
Drug Types Linked to Birth Defects
Among the antidepressant drugs linked to birth defects are: Zoloft, Prozac, Pristiq, Xanax, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Paxil, Celexa, Cymbalta, and Lexapro. The risk of birth defects for babies of mothers who take these drugs during pregnancy are high.
Birth Defect Types Linked with Antidepressants
Numerous birth defects have been linked with mothers taking certain antidepressants while pregnant. Among these birth defects are: Neural tube defects, lung defects, heart defects, cranial defects, limb malformations, spina bifida, cleft palate and lip, clubbed foot, genital malformations, hydrocephalus, anencephaly, hypoplasia, PPHN and omphalocele.
If you or a loved one has sustained birth defects and suspect that they might be linked to the use of a prescription medication during pregnancy, it is imperative that you contact an experienced pharmaceutical birth defect lawyer. Birth defect attorneys specialize in lawsuits involving defective pharmaceutical drugs and dangerous drug side effects. Contact attorney Christopher Dixon today at 314.409.7060 to receive the compensation you deserve.