Your doctor may have prescribed an SSRI – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor – antidepressant medication for you. However, if you were taking an SSRI, including Zoloft, while you were pregnant, your child may have been affected by a Zoloft birth defect.
Zoloft Birth Defect Side Effects
- Heart and lung defects
- Club foot
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate
- Spina bifida
Zoloft In Pregnancy
Zoloft, which is also known as sertraline, 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. Treating these issues is important, even while pregnant. However, you may not have been aware that using Zoloft can result in serious medication birth defects.
Zoloft Law Firm
Taking Zoloft 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 Zoloft? If so, you may want to consider a Zoloft lawsuit. Call our Nurses’ Desk today – or submit the form to initiate a call from them.