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New Study Links Paxil to Twice as Many Birth Defects as Other Antidepressants

The FDA and the drug company GlaxoSmithKline are alerting doctors about a new study on major birth defects seen in babies born to women who took the antidepressant Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy. “Healthcare professionals are advised to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits of using [Paxil] in women during pregnancy and to discuss these findings as well as treatment alternatives with their patients,” the FDA says in a news release. Paxil Linked to Twice as Many Birth Defects GlaxoSmithKline recently conducted a study of major birth defects in infants born to women who took antidepressants (including ... Read More