Children born to women who took the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of serious congenital heart defects. Bupropion, the active ingredient in Wellbutrin, is also prescribed for smoking cessation under the brand name Zyban.
According to a July 2010 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, children born with left outflow tract heart defects are more than twice as likely to have mothers who took Wellbutrin during pregnancy. The mothers of children born with coarctation of the aorta or hypoplastic left heart syndrome were also more than twice as likely to have taken Wellbutrin while pregnant.
If you or a loved one took Wellbutrin during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with left outflow tract heart defects, coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic left heart syndrome or other birth defects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz to learn more about your legal rights. To speak with one of our representatives, call toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or fill out one of our free case evaluation forms on the right of this page.