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SSRIs linked to increased health issues for babies

January 24th, 2016

A new study of 845,000 single births in Finland has found that antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) could increase risks of health problems in children born to women who use them during pregnancy. Common SSRI antidepressants include Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and Lexapro. More »

Company launches app to document experiences with antidepressants

November 17th, 2015

A crowdsourced drug review startup company called Iodine has released an app to document patient experiences with antidepressants. The app is called “Start,” and it’s designed to track and log a patient’s usage of antidepressants as well as how they’re feeling, antidepressant side effects they’ve experienced, perceived drug efficacy and other factors. More »

Miscarriage risk continues even after stopping SSRI use

September 26th, 2014

New research published in Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that women who take an antidepressant in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are at an increased risk of having a miscarriage even after stopping SSRI use. SSRI antidepressants include top-selling drug Zoloft. More »

Zoloft, SSRIs during pregnancy could lead to more complications for children

July 22nd, 2014

A new study from McMaster University has found that women who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft during pregnancy may be putting their children at an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. The study showed that the SSRI antidepressant led to increased fat and liver inflammation among women who took the drug during pregnancy. More »

Women could face withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft

February 3rd, 2014

Women who want to stop taking Zoloft could experience severe withdrawal symptoms, with no real solution on the rise, according to experts. Withdrawal symptoms of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft can be both physical and psychological, sometimes requiring hospitalization. More »

Human gene may predict likely reactions to antidepressants

January 2nd, 2014

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a gene that may be able to tell doctors how patients may react to antidepressants in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Because SSRIs such as Zoloft only work in about 60% of patients, the gene could help prevent patients from suffering from Zoloft side effects with no potential benefit. More »

State of Louisiana sues Zoloft manufacturer

November 8th, 2013

The state of Louisiana is suing Zoloft manufacturer Pfizer, alleging that the company created favorable coverage of the antidepressant drug and misled the public. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is one of the most-prescribed drugs in the world. More »

New SSRI antidepressant is similar to Zoloft

October 14th, 2013

A new selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSRI) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, “Brintellix,” has been called a “novel” drug in that it is nearly identical in effect to other SSRI antidepressants, including Zoloft. More »

Number of pregnant women prescribed antidepressants has increased

August 12th, 2013

The number of women being prescribed antidepressants such as Zoloft has increased over the past 15 years to as much as 13%. Many of the prescribed antidepressants are in a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which could increase the risk of severe birth defects. More »

Mother leads quest for more studies on SSRIs, autism

July 26th, 2013

A mother of two autistic children is leading a mission for more studies on the pharmaceutical causes of autism, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs), such as Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa. Jill Escher began her independent research to discover why two out of three of her children were autistic. More »

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