Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuit

Paxil Birth Defects Attorney:  Paxil ASD/VSD and Paxil PPHN

Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuit

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FDA Drug Alert: Paxil Linked to Birth Defects

Paxil ASD - Atrial Septal Defect

Paxil use by pregnant women has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects. The FDA issued a Safety Alert for Paxil on December 8, 2005. The drug alert was based on the early results of two studies showing that babies born to women who took Paxil during the 1st trimester of pregnancy had heart-related birth defects at rate 150%-200% greater than babies born of a pregnancy during which Paxil was not taken. The FDA news release alerted health care professionals and patients about the new Paxil study results linking Paxil use to an increased risk of birth defects, particularly in infants born to women who took Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Paxil Septal Heart Defect Risk

Paxil VSD - Ventricular Septal Defect

Most of the infant heart defects diagnosed in Paxil study baby groups were septal defects, malformations of the wall (septum) that divides the left and right sides of the heart. These congenital heart defect abnormalities are sometimes referred to as "a hole in the heart." An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall that separates the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. A Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a hole in the wall between the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

Paxil PPHN

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) is a life-threatening condition that occurs soon after the birth of a newborn. Pulmonary means related to the lung. Hypertension means high blood pressure. A baby with PPHN has high pressure in the blood vessels to their lungs that restricts bloodflow and keeps them from getting enough oxygen into their bloodstream.

Paxil use during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. PPHN has been found to be 6 times more common in babies born mothers who took Paxil or other SSRI antidepressant medications during the 2nd half of pregnancy (after the 20th week) than in newborns of mothers who did not use SSRI antidepressants.