SSRI Birth Defect
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A variety of anti-depressant drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are heavily prescribed in the United States (for complete list scroll to the bottom of this page). Not only do these drugs severely alter brain chemistry, but they also have serious side effects: most notably, they cause grievous birth defects. Doctors prescribe these drugs for a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety, personality disorder, and depression. Some doctors prescribe these drugs for off-label uses, such as irratable bowel syndrome, Lichen simplex chronicus, and even premature ejaculation disorders.
Many studies have indicated that SSRIs are actually not as effective at treating psychological disorders as pharmaceutical companies claim. In fact, studies have indicated that the difference between an SSRI and a placebo is often negligible in terms of efficacy.
While not all SSRIs are the same, almost all of them are known to cause similar side effects, including, but not limited to:
- Urinary Retention
- Suicidal Ideation (Suicidal Thoughts)
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Weight Gain
- Renal Impairment
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Bleeding Tendencies
However, the two most dangerous side effects of SSRIs are birth defects and suicide. The most dangerous birth defect that occurs as a result of SSRI use is Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension, which is a rare lung disease that causes life-long issues with breathing. Studies have indicated that SSRIs increase the risk of a newborn developing this disorder sixfold. Infants born with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension require extensive and expensive medical care.
Suicide is also a possible side effect of SSRIs. Even though SSRIs are supposed to treat psychologial disorders, they at times exacerbate them, leading the the worst of all possible consequences- death.
If you or your loved one has been injured by a SSRI, contact our attorneys immediately. We strive to provide just recompense for grievous injuries suffered by our clients. In our eyes it is unacceptable for drugs to cause this much sorrow and pain.
Drugs that are categorized as SSRIs include: