Paxil, Similar Antidepressants Linked to Birth Defects

Reading the pregnancy warnings section of the Paxil drug label is a troubling experience. For starters, the antidepressant known generically as paroxetine produces heart defects in as many of 2 percent of babies whose mothers take the drug during the first trimester. Many women taking the drug to relieve depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or posttraumatic…

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