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Is Lexapro Responsible for Your Child’s PPHN?

December 13, 2012

Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a serious and potentially fatal health condition that threatens the health of thousands of children every year. Infants suffering from PPHN suffer from a series of complications, including stroke and heart failure.


What causes neonatal PPHN? Contributing factors vary, but one of the most important is a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Although most don’t realize it, when expecting mothers ingest SSRIs like Zoloft, Lexapro, or Paxil, they may expose their developing fetus to active ingredients that can cause harm. To make matters worse, some SSRI manufacturers may have failed to appropriately warn patients, consumers, and medical professionals about the full risks of this dangerous medication.


Want to know more about the relationship between SSRIs and infant PPHN? The attorneys and professionals at Fears Nachawati can answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to give you the advice you need.


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