Mayo Clinic Outlines Risk of Celexa (Citalopram) for Pregnant Mothers

August 31, 2011

The Mayo Clinic has acknowledged that Celexa (Citalopram) imposes serious risks on pregnant women and their unborn children. As a result of the pregnant mother’s ingestion of Celexa (Citalopram), some newborn children have suffered a serious newborn lung problem known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Newborns have also experienced septal heart defects, brain and skull problems (anencephaly), abdominal organ defects, and serious head injury (craniosynostosis).


To be clear: the Mayo Clinic also recognizes that the risk of birth defects is relatively low and that foregoing antidepressants like Celexa (Citalopram) can raise other risks, too.


That’s fair, but there’s another issue at work in the Celexa debate: are pregnant women being fully informed of the risks associated with their Celexa (Citalopram) prescription? Were you? Ineffective notice has stripped many mothers of the ability to make meaningful choices for themselves – and the life they were carrying!


Fears | Nachawati is helping families fight back! Was your child hurt as a result of your Celexa (Citalopram) prescription? Did you receive the information you needed to make an informed decision? Our expert attorneys can help you understand your legal options. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email

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