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Paxil Linked to Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Defects

January 14, 2012

Many Americans associate the drug Paxil (paroxetine) with depression. They’re right to do so: Paxil is a widely prescribed and generally effective antidepression medication.


Tragically, a growing number of Americans are also learning to associated Paxil (paroxetine) with severe, sometimes fatal birth defects such as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) and a rare heart condition known as right ventricular outflow tract defects. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long warned of the risks of PPHN, it wasn’t until last summer that medical researchers, writing in for the medical research publication Obstetrics & Gynecology, linked Paxil with this serious heart condition in newborns.


Does your child suffer from a heart defect or PPHN? Did you take Paxil during your pregnancy? The two may be more closely related than you think! Talk to the dangerous drug experts and experienced attorneys at Fears Nachawati today to find out the answers to your questions – including whether you can hold the maker of Paxil responsible for your family’s suffering. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to fight for you!


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