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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SSRI Drugs in Pregnancy Linked to Heart Abnormalities

UPDATE: 6 July 2011

It has been announced that prescribing antidepressants to pregnant women are at risk for their child to develop autism.
Children born to mothers who received a prescription for any antidepressant in the year before delivery were twice as likely to have an ASD (6.7% versus 3.3%; OR 2.0, 95% CI 1.2 to 3.6), according to Lisa Croen, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues. SOURCE
It also speaks of the push to durg all pregnant women in a ridiculous effort to try to prevent  postpartum depression. In this sense it probably has more to do with causing PPD.

Nutritional and thyroid issues do not seem to be considered in the way of very closed minded and limited thinking.

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Originally posted 11/2008

Prozac use has shown that women who took the SSRI (and fluoride based) antidepressant during the first three months of pregnancy gave birth to four times as many babies with heart problems as women who did not. The levels were three times higher in women taking paroxetine(Paxil, also containing fluoride).
Two Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Linked To Heart Anomalies In Babies

ScienceDaily (2008-11-26) -- Women who took the antidepressant fluoxetine during the first three months of pregnancy gave birth to four times as many babies with heart problems as women who did not and the levels were three times higher in women taking paroxetine. ...
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Once again, if you regularly follow the topics of discussion on Natural Health News you will recall that we posted these two articles earlier this year.

We would also like to call your attention to the top 14 drugs identified by the FDA as requiring much more study for off label use. Of these 14, nine are SSRI or similar antidepressants (excepting Trazodone, a triazolopyridine derivative, which has its own unique set of problems). 

14 Drugs Identified As Most Urgently Needing Study For Off-label Use

ScienceDaily (2008-11-26) -- Physicians and policy-makers know that drugs are frequently prescribed to treat certain diseases despite a lack of FDA approval, a practice known as off-label prescribing. Now researchers have developed a list of 14 widely prescribed medications most urgently in need of additional study to determine how effective and safe they are for their off-label uses. Antidepressants and antipsychotics are the most prominent classes of drugs on the list. ...
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We do hope that Tom Daschle and Barack Obama take note of these additional damage points for the proposed use of SSRI antidepressants to allegedly meet some crazy notion that the drug use will stave off post partum depression.

Mr Obama, just like Oprah, as we have said, you can do better!


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Personal Training Guy Cardiff said...

Drugs being described for profit, never hear of prevention do you!

Personal Training Oxford City said...

I would think that prescribing anything to a pregnant mother poses an inherant risk to the unborn baby!