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February 09, 2006

Cautions Issued on Use of Psychiatric Drugs

Newborns whose mothers took antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft in the last trimester of pregnancy had six times the risk of suffering oxygen deprivation after birth compared with newborns whose mothers had not taken the drugs, according to a study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

And a briefing document prepared by Food and Drug Administration officials reported that adults taking medications such as Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder might be at higher risk of sudden death and other serious side effects, especially if they have high blood pressure. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Antidepressent Side Effects

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