Wellbutrin And Heart Birth Defects
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are currently reviewing potential Wellbutrin lawsuits involving women who suffered adverse side effects after taking Wellbutrin (Bupropion hydrochloride) during early pregnancy.
Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Bupropion hydrochloride is used to treat Major Depressive Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Wellbutrin Linked To Heart Birth Defects
Antidepressant Wellbutrin and generic Bupropion hydrochloride, have been linked in recent studies to serious side effects in women who’ve taken the drug during early pregnancy.
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are offering a free consultation to anyone who has taken Wellbutrin during early pregnancy and given birth to a child with a birth defect, call us today at 1.800.718.4658.
This birth defect may be associated with Wellbutrin and you may be eligible for compensation beyond your medical bills. We are a contingency law firm so we only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery for you.
In the latest study, researchers found that among more than 12,700 U.S. infants born between 1997 and 2004, those whose mothers used bupropion during early pregnancy had more than double the risk of heart defects known as left outflow tract defects, compared with infants whose mothers had not used the drug.
Left outflow defects affect the flow of blood from the heart’s left chambers to the rest of the body. In this study, the most common type of this defect was coarctation of the aorta — a narrowing in the body’s main artery that, in children, typically requires surgical repair.
The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests that women taking Wellbutrin during early pregnancy may run a greater risk for having a child born with a heart birth defect including the left outflow heart defects.
Women Using Bupropion While Pregnant Should Contact Doctor
The findings do not mean, however, that depressed women on bupropion should stop taking it if they are planning a pregnancy, according to the researchers.
“I think it’s important that women understand that they should not just stop taking their medication,” said Dr. Jennita Reefhuis, a senior epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of the researchers on the study.
If you have taken Wellbutrin while pregnant, contact an experienced Wellbutrin lawyer at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1.800.718.4658 for a free consultation.
Congenital heart defects affect approximately 40,000 babies each year, and one of the primary known causes of these birth defects is ingestion of teratogenic drugs during pregnancy.
A teratogen is a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of a fetus that can ultimately result in serious birth defects.
If you or a loved one took Wellbutrin during early pregnancy and had a child born with a birth defect, this birth defect may be associated with Wellbutrin.
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