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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Risks

October 23, 2012

A class of powerful antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has been on the market for several years. While they’ve helped millions, they’ve also injured thousands. Specifically, when some pregnant women have taken SSRIs like Zoloft, Prozac, or Celexa, their children have been born with brain, heart, lung, and developmental birth defects.


One of the most dangerous times for several SSRI medications is during the first trimester of pregnancy. In these early stages of pregnancy, the effects of SSRI drugs can be most powerfully felt in utero. Based on these risks, institutions such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a number of medical professionals have cautioned against the ill effects of SSRI exposure during pregnancy.


Want to find out if your SSRI was responsible for your child’s injury? Talk to the professionals at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati to find out how we may be able to help you. With years of experience and dedicated expertise, we’re prepared to give you the advice you need. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to advise you of your rights!

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