Modern anti-depressant medications were first made available in 1987. Known as SSRIs - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors - these are medications that are only available with a prescription. They were originally formulated to relieve both depression as well as anxiety disorders.
However, over the course of time doctors began to prescribe them for a wide variety of additional psychiatric and physical maladies. This conditions included alcoholism, bulimia nervosa, obesity, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and borderline personality disorder.
Many of today's doctors prescribe SSRIs because they feel that they are safer, more effective and tolerated better than other drugs.
The SSRIs that are most prescribed by doctors include Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, and Lexapro.
Generally, SSRIs are relatively safe medications. Side effects, if any, usually aren't dangerous. For the most part it's rare for a doctor to discontinue or even reduce the dosage because of a patient's negative reaction.
However, this is definitely not the case when expectant mothers take SSRIs during their pregnancy. This class of drug can actually pose considerable health risks for their unborn child.
A study involving SSRIs and pregnancy was published in 2006. After the study was published the FDA issued an advisory.
The study, can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine. It compared expectant women who had taken SSRIs during the last 4 Ѕ months of their pregnancy with women who either did not take any SSRIs during any time of their pregnancy or had discontinued taking them within the first 4 Ѕ months of being pregnant.
After the results were tallied the study disclosed that women who took SSRIs during the second half of their pregnancy had a 600% greater chance of delivering a baby with PPHN (Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn). PPHN is a life threatening condition. This often fatal condition affects a newborn's capacity to breathe.
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn restricts the flow of blood to an infant's lungs and the quantity of oxygen that enters the baby's bloodstream. It requires immediate attention because it usually results in severe respiratory failure.
In addition there were other complications that were not as severe in 20% to 30% of the babies that were born to women who had taken SSRIs during the latter part of their pregnancies.
In addition to SSRIs there are quite a few other medications that have been associated with serious birth traumas when they were taken during pregnancy.
If your baby suffered a birth injury because of medications that your doctor prescribed then you may be able to take legal action to fight for your child's rights.
If you would like to seek justice on behalf of your child then you can take advantage of free consultation offered by an experienced birth injury lawyer.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Posted by N.J at 11:13 PM
- ► 2016 (19)
- ► July (36)
- ► June (35)
- ► March (23)
- Information To Help You Quit Drinking by Rudy Silv...
- Do Want To Some Tips On Probiotics Bloating? by Ru...
- Agranulocytosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment by...
- Alternative Medicine: Who Can Benefit From Aromath...
- Kegelmaster Some Features by Andrew Rivano
- Kegelmaster The Pelvic Muscle Stimulator by Andrew...
- Does Smoking Increase the Risk of Asbestos Related...
- Is This Common Over-the-Counter Medication Safe? b...
- Baby Heartburn - Relief And Remedies by Steve Phil...
- Using Mind Power To Lose Weight With Self Hypnosis...
- Anti-Depressant Medication and Birth Injuries by W...
- The Low Carb Diet Lunch by Kim Tanady
- Does Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss Really Work? by...
- Don't Let Rosacea Keep You From Social Events by N...
- Did You Know That Practical Nurses Are In Demand? ...
- Can We Really Detoxify Through Our Feet? by Nick M...
- Walking Is Easily The Best Exercise by George Hutt...
- Walking For Weight Loss: Is It Really This Easy? b...
- Diet Programs And Meals - The Mono Diet by Levi Re...
- Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatmen...
- Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss Without Starving by ...
- ▼ Feb 19 (21)
- ► January (856)
- ▼ February (652)
- ► December (393)
- ► November (440)
- ► 2009 (57)
- ► December (49)
- ► November (28)
- ► June (32)
- ► May (29)
- ► April (58)
- ► March (32)
- ► February (54)
- ► January (416)
- ► December (482)
- ► November (351)
- ► October (335)