Celexa (generic name: citalopram) works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, that studies have shown helps maintain mental balance. It is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, some eating disorders, and panic attacks. Usage during pregnancy, however, may have caused medication birth defects. You may be entitled to compensation for the long-term medical care that a medication birth defect may require.
Celexa Side Effects
Birth Defects That May Be Caused By Celexa Exposure:
- Heart and lung defects
- Club foot
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Spina bifida
SSRIs And Birth Defects
Treating depression is important, even while pregnant. However, you may not have been aware that using Celexa can result in serious medication birth defects. Celexa, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, that studies have shown helps maintain mental balance.
Taking Celexa while pregnant has in some cases been shown to cause Celexa birth defects. If you believe your child’s birth defect could be a result of exposure to Celexa, you might consider a Celexa lawsuit. If so, call our Nurses' Desk today – or submit the form to initiate a call from them.