Zoloft, Pregnancy and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the newborn may have a connected and troubled relationship when it includes an SSRI. A recent study about zoloft pregnancy and persistent pulmonary hypertension in BMJ, states that “the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn seems to be increased for infants exposed to SSRIs in late pregnancy.”
An SSRI is an antidepressant. However, when taken by an expectant mother during pregnancy, SSRIs may pose significant side effects and/or health dangers for another, unknowing victim: the unborn fetus. If you have been diagnosed with depression, please follow your treatment plan provided by your medical provider.
Studies have also linked the use of SSRIs during pregnancy with an increased of heart congenital defects (risk birth injury defects) – heart valve defects, atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD) (holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart) – in newborns when Paxil, Zoloft or other SSRI’s is taken during the first three months of pregnancy and zoloft pregnancy and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn a life-threatening respiratory condition that affects a baby’s ability to breathe after birth when taken during the last months of pregnancy.
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If your child was born with pulmonary hypertension, heart injuries or other birth defects and you were prescribed Zoloft or other antidepressant drugs (e.g., Paxil etc.) while pregnant, please contact our law firm to learn about your rights.
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