Antidepressants: Safe during pregnancy? (Mayo Clinic): Antidepressants are the first line of treatment for most types of depression. Antidepressants can help relieve your symptoms and keep you feeling your best — but there’s more to the story when you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.
FDA Advising of Risk of Birth Defects with Paxil: The Food and Drug Administration today is alerting health care professionals and patients about early results of new studies for Paxil (paroxetine) suggesting that the drug increases the risk for birth defects, particularly heart defects, when women take it during the first three months of pregnancy.
Paroxetine (Oral Route) (Mayo Clinic): Paxil (paroxetine) is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Paxil and PPHN warning from FDA: The FDA warns that the use of SSRI antidepressants such as Paxil can increase the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Paxil Birth Defects Lawyers Site Offers News And Information About Antidepressant Heart Defects: The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP announces the launch of its new information resource for the parents and families of children born with birth defects linked to their mothers’ use ofPaxil during pregnancy.
Paxil’s Birth Defects Warning Strengthened (WebMD): The FDA and the drug company GlaxoSmithKline are alerting doctors about a new study on major birth defects seen in babies born to women who took the antidepressant Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Paxil: Stronger Birth Defects Warning (WebMD): The FDA and drug company GlaxoSmithKline have strengthened their warning about the risk of birth defects from using the antidepressant drug Paxil during early pregnancy.