Zoloft has been linked to various hazardous side effects in pregnant women including withdrawl, birth defects, septal (heart) defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and many more.
Zoloft is just one of several antidepressants that belong to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It’s primary uses include treating major depression in adults as well as obsessive-compulsive, panic and social anxiety disorders in adults and children.
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Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
In a recent study, it was revealed that infants born to mothers who take SSRIs, such as Zoloft, after the completion of the 20th week of gestation are 6 times more likely to have PPHN than infants who were not exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy.
Congenital Heart Defects
Another study found an increased heart defect risk in infants of women who took an SSRI. Furthermore, the study found that the risk was more than three times higher with Zoloft and was almost five times higher when mixed with another SSRI.
Known Zoloft Side Effects
When taken during pregnancy, Zoloft is linked to a variety of extremely severe heart and lung birth defects including:
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) – also known as ‘hole in the heart’ defects
- Ventral Septal Defects (VSD) – hole in the heart wall
- Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
- Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
- Mitral Valve
- Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
- Tetralogy of the Fallot
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Heart Murmur
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Craniosynostosis – cranial skull defect
- Omphalocele – abdominal wall defect
- Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Club Foot
- Anal Atresia
- Spina Bifida
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