Friday, July 1, 2011
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Paxil
Paxil is known to be one of the most effective anti-depressants there is. It is available in generic form called paroxetine. It is effective yes but early conducted studies said this medication has numerous side effects. One of those side effects is birth defects. This anti-depressant can cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women and risks of defects are higher when taken during the 3 months of pregnancy. There is not just one Paxil Lawsuit filed against this drug but many after the results of two later studies came out confirming it can increase the risks of having babies born with birth defects and other side effects like craniosynostosis, club foot, limb abnormalities and persistent pulmonary hypertension. This medication should be avoided most especially by pregnant women.