November 20, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Celexa Birth Defect Studies: Thorough, But Limited ]
Washington, DC In August, the online publication Slate (8/7/12), owned and controlled by the same organization that publishes The Washington Post, devoted some space to the ongoing debate over pregnancy and SSRI antidepressants, and the effect the latter could have on a fetus. Celexa, part of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class, has been cited for rare Celexa birth defects.
September 14, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Celexa Linked to Birth Defects in Studies ]
Seattle, WA Although one of the most reported and studied of the Celexa birth defects is likely persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), there are reportedly other Celexa side effects in infants that pregnant mothers could be rightly concerned about. In fact, studies suggest that Celexa is linked to birth defects other than PPHN.
August 26, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Celexa Lawsuit Results in Settlement with Idaho ]
Boise, ID The widely-held position by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that drugs are considered acceptable for use if the benefits for the intended patient outweigh the risks, has never been debated more stringently than with SSRI antidepressants and their relationship to pregnant women. Specifically Celexa (Citalopram), and the potential for Celexa birth defects.
July 11, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Study Suggests Link Between Antidepressant Use and Premature Birth ]
Nashville, TN A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (5/2/12) suggests a link between use of antidepressants such as Celexa while pregnant and an increased risk of premature birth. Although the study does not examine the risk of Celexa birth defects or defects linked to other antidepressants, it does raise the issue of Celexa side effects in infants, and the effects of other antidepressants on newborns exposed to the drugs prior to birth.
June 10, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Debate Over Celexa SSRI Birth Defect Still at Play ]
Surrey, BC Given that Celexa is a member of the SSRI class of antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), any concern with regard to Celexa birth defect is driven from the wider fear that SSRI drugs pose a risk to the developing fetus of a pregnant woman. Doctors argue the risk is small. Study results are varied. Still, when the respected British Medical Journal (BMJ) publishes a study, one can be assured that study has been well documented, properly vetted and peer reviewed.
April 21, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Celexa Side Effects Span a Wide Demographic ]
Washington, DC The potential risk for Celexa Birth Defects is already well-established, given various studies (one of the most recent published in March), which suggest links to persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), oral cleft and other potential defects when the antidepressant is taken by women at or above normal dosing levels.
March 16, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Use of SSRIs Versus Untreated Depression during Pregnancy Studied ]
Boston, MA For women looking for an answer to the question of whether or not to risk SSRI side effects while pregnant, a recent study attempts to offer some insight. Women who have depression while pregnant face an important question of whether such side effects, such as Celexa side effects, are worth the benefits. One important question is whether the risk of so-called Celexa birth defects are more serious than the risks of untreated depression.
February 17, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Are Celexa Side Effects Affecting Infants? ]
Toledo, OH For expectant mothers hoping to decide whether Celexa side effects are worth the benefits, recent studies probably do not make the decision easier. Although some studies have Celexa linked to birth defects, others suggest the risk of untreated maternal depression is also great. Mothers who experience depression are left to decide whether the risk of Celexa birth defects is greater than the risk of untreated depression.
January 21, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Antidepressants Like Celexa Linked to Birth Defects ]
Washington, DC Antidepressants taken by pregnant women can be harmful to their babies, as certain drugs have been linked to a lung disorder, increasing the need to monitor Celexa side effects, according to WebMD.
October 21, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Celexa Side Effects Targeted by Health Canada, FDA ]
Ottawa, ON Health Canada is currently reviewing an antidepressant following reports that heart damage may be one of the Celexa side effects for certain doses, The Canadian Press reported.
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