Effexor and Birth Defects

If you were taking Effexor while you were pregnant, your child may have been affected by an Effexor birth defect. Antidepressants are known to cause birth defects in children of mothers who take these drugs in pregnancy. The manufacturer of your medication may be held responsible for those injuries.

Effexor Birth Defects

Birth Defects That May Be Caused By Effexor Exposure:

  • Heart and lung defects
  • Club foot
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Spina bifida

Effexor During Pregnancy

Effexor, which is also known as venlafaxine, is used to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. It is a helpful treatment for women who need it, since studies have shown it helps maintain healthy levels of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, but not for the babies they carry during pregnancy.

Effexor Lawsuit

Taking Effexor while pregnant has in some cases been shown to cause antidepressant birth defects. Do you believe your child’s birth defect could be a result of exposure to Effexor? If so, you may want to consider an Effexor lawsuit. Call our Nurses’ Desk today – or submit the form to initiate a call from them.


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Last modified: September 10, 2020