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Cardiac & Non-Cardiac Consequences of SSRI Exposure

December 24, 2012

For fetal infants, a mother’s SSRI antidepressant drug can be too powerful to safely absorb and, as a consequence, can be a cause of serious health complications after birth. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) constitute a variety of commonly prescribed antidepressants, including Paxil, Zoloft, and Lexapro.


What kind of serious complications are most common? In general, the most serious adverse effects of parental SSRI consumption fall into two categories: cardiac and non-cardiac. Cardiac conditions, those related to the infant’s heart, include septal defects, tetrology of fallout, and hypoplastic left heart. By contrast, non-cardiac effects are often associated with developmental conditions, such as cleft palate or club feet.


The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati know how to advise you if your child suffers from an SSRI-related birth defect. Once your family has secured proper medical care, the next important step may be to explore whether your child’s and your family’s legal rights were violated. Medical product liability is an important field of law and one that our professionals are prepared to explain to you. Find out the answers to your questions by contacting our team. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to help you.


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