Lexapro During Pregnancy

Children of women who take the drug Lexapro during pregnancy face an increased risk of being born with birth defects including atrial septal defects, anal atresia, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and craniosynostosis.

Studies show that babies exposed to Lexapro in the last trimester of pregnancy are six times more likely to be born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn than babies who were not exposed to the drug.

Lexapro is an antidepressant in the group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Additional birth defects that can occur as a result of taking Lexapro during pregnancy include cleft lip, cleft palate, and limb defects.

If you or a loved one used the antidepressant Lexapro 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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