Celexa During Pregnancy

Children of women who take the drug Celexa during pregnancy face an increased risk of being born with birth defects including persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), craniosynostosis, autism spectrum disorder, club foot, cleft lip and cleft palate.

Celexa is an antidepressant in the group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The FDA has classified Celexa as a pregnancy category C medication based on adverse effects reported in animal reproduction studies.

Studies show that babies exposed to Celexa in the last trimester of pregnancy are six times more likely to be born with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) than babies who were not exposed to the drug. Craniosynostosis, limb defects and neural tube birth defects can also be caused by the use of Celexa during pregnancy

If you or a loved one used the antidepressant Celexa during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free consultation from an attorney, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling us at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.

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