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The researchers found no connection between the antidepressants and nine birth defects that previously had been linked to them in earlier studies. However, they did link a higher risk of other five. WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) New research provides more evidence of a possible link between antidepressant use early in pregnancy and a small increased risk of birth defects. But the. SSRI use was not linked to any other major birth defect. “The bottom line is the risk associated with SSRI use appears to be very small, and this.
For pregnant mothers, if they are already taking an antidepressant linked to birth defects, other antidepressants may not work as effectively. The most common antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. Other serious birth defects linked to SSRI antidepressants include Birth defects linked to these drugs include serious heart defects, spina bifida, omphalocele (intestines or other abdominal organs stick outside the body), club foot, limb reduction deficits, and craniosynostosis (one or more sutures in the skull prematurely fuses). New research provides more evidence of a possible link between antidepressant use early in pregnancy and a small increased risk of birth defects. But the study didn’t prove that the medications cause birth defects, and experts aren’t advising women.
Since September 2005, many studies have shown that antidepressants may cause serious birth defects, including cardiac defects, pulmonary defects, neural-tube defects, abdominal wall defects, club foot syndrome, and anal atresia, to name just a few serious injuries and conditions. Recent research has linked the use of SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy with an increased risk of autism in children. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: These are Craniofacial birth defects that affect the upper lip (cleft lip) and the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). The defect ranges from a small opening in the upper lip to a large gap that runs into the roof of the mouth and nose. Antidepressants (SSRI) Linked to Birth Defects Antidepressants and Birth Defects In July 2006, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a possible link between antidepressant medications and serious birth defects. The researchers found no connection between the antidepressants and nine birth defects that previously had been linked to them. However, they did link a higher risk of five birth defects to Paxil and two birth defects to Prozac.
The defects include problems with the heart, brain, skull and abdominal wall.
List of related literature:
|from The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition|
|from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book|
|from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk|
|from Ethics for the Real World: Creating a Personal Code to Guide Decisions in Work and Life|
|from Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing E-Book|
|from Side Effects of Drugs Annual: A Worldwide Yearly Survey of New Data in Adverse Drug Reactions|
|from Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E-Book|
|from Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach|
|from The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum|
|from Side Effects of Drugs Annual: A worldwide yearly survey of new data in adverse drug reactions|