Thousands may be using Paxil while pregnant despite of birth defects risk

August 17th, 2011

Thousands of pregnant women may be taking Paxil or other antidepressants to treat their depression in spite of the risk of birth defects this may cause, according to a report by the Washington Post. The newspaper reported that up to 20-percent of pregnant women suffer from some form of depression, many of whom could be prescribed antidepressants like Paxil to… read more »

Doctors accused of breach in Paxil side effects study

July 14th, 2011

A professor from the University of Pennsylvania has accused five psychologists of ghostwriting a study touting the antidepressant Paxil as a treatment for bipolar disorder. Dr. Jay Amsterdam alleges that the five psychologists allowed their names to be used on the 2001 study, even though it was written by a company hired by Paxil’s manufacturer.… read more »

Use of Paxil and cholesterol drug can increase blood sugar levels

June 16th, 2011

Researchers have found that the use of Paxil in combination with the anti-cholesterol drug Pravachol can cause a significant rise in blood sugar levels. The spikes were significant enough that they could push pre-diabetic patients in to full-blown diabetes, and cause health problems for those who have already been diagnosed as diabetic. The interaction between Paxil and Pravachol was discovered… read more »

Zoloft during pregnancy may increase birth defects risk

May 13th, 2011

The use of Zoloft during pregnancy has been shown by researchers to increase the risk of a serious and potentially deadly heart condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in children whose mothers took the drug. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, women who took Zoloft during the third trimester… read more »

Antidepressants may increase breast cancer risk

April 14th, 2011

A new study has found that patients taking antidepressants such as Paxil are up to 11% more likely to develop breast cancer. In an article published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts reviewed data from 61 studies of the link between antidepressants and breast cancer.… read more »

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