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The US Drug Watchdog Says It’s Vital We Identify All Mothers Whose Baby Has A Serious Birth Defect If They Were Using The Antidepressant’s Prozac or Zoloft While Pregnant

January 10, 2012

The US Drug Watchdog is urging women who were using Zoloft, or Prozac, while pregnant, and then gave birth to a baby with birth defects, to contact them immediately. According to the US FDA, “Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, better known as SSRI´s, are used as an antidepressant. SSRI Antidepressants have a known link to birth defects when taken while pregnant. Some of the more popular brands of Zoloft and Prozac are included.” The US Drug Watchdog fears potentially thousands of US newborns, or infants could be effected. According to the US FDA, “Taking the anti depresants Prozac, or Zoloft while pregnant can increase the risk of the baby having severe birth defects.” The US Drug Watchdog Says, “These birth defects include, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (or PPHN). PPHN restricts bloodflow and reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood, and Craniosynostosis — premature closing of sutures between the skull bones in infants, restricting brain growth and development. These birth defects are unbelievably horrible, and we want to identify every victim of these specific birth defects.” For more information please call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

(PRWEB) January 10, 2012

The US Drug Watchdog says, “While new drugs are introduced to improve our lives, you must be informed of possible risks. Unfortunately if you took Prozac or Zoloft while pregnant you may have not been warned of the risk of birth defects. We need to get the word out to all US mothers, who were using Prozac, or Zoloft while they were pregnant, especially if their baby has a severe birth defect.” The US Drug Watchdog specifically indicates the following birth defects may apply to babies, whose mothers were using Prozac, or Zoloft while pregnant.

  • Rapid Breathing
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Bluish Skin
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Low Blood Oxygen Levels

The US Drug Watchdog says, “Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, also known as PPHN can be generalized as the baby´s respiration system not adjusting to life outside the womb. As such, PPHN is generally noticed by doctors shortly after birth, but 10-20 percent of babies diagnosed with PPHN die despite treatment. If you took Zoloft or Prozac while pregnant and your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they may have PPHN, and we want to hear from you.” For more information please call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, “One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our drug initiative work, is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall, or serious side effects related to a specific drug’s use. If you have a friend, or loved one, who was pregnant, and was using the antidepressant drugs called Zoloft, or Prozac, and then gave birth to a baby with birth defects, please have them call us at 866-714-6466.” http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

Litigation, MDL No. 1574, (C.D. Calif.)

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