Effexor Birth Defects

Children born to women who took the antidepressant drug Effexor during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of serious and potentially fatal birth defects.

Studies show that women who take Effexor or other serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) after week 20 of pregnancy are six times more likely than those not taking SNRIs to deliver a baby with primary pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). PPHN is a serious circulatory condition that may require surgery and can be fatal.

Children born to women who used Effexor while pregnant may also be at increased risk for other birth defects, including:

• Atrial Septal Defects

• Cleft lip

• Cleft Palate

• Club Foot

• Craniosynostosis

• Pulmonary Stenosis

• Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)

If you or a loved one took the antidepressant Effexor during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with primary pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) or other birth defects, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free contact form on the right of this page.

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