Does Your OB/GYN Know about Your Lexapro Prescription?

January 5, 2012

Lexapro (escitalopram) is a dangerous drug, particularly for women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. Sadly, although the pregnancy-related risks of Lexapro (escitalopram) are well documented, the medical reality is that far too many patients continue their prescription well into their pregnancy without ever fully notifying their OB/GYN doctor. The result is that the fetuses of these patients experience considerably greater exposure to a dangerous drug than they should.

 

At worst, many children of Lexapro mothers are born with serious and sometimes fatal birth defects, such as persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), difficulty breathing, seizures, tremors, and extreme irritability. There’s good reason why the FDA has labeled Lexapro (escitalopram) as a Category C drug and encouraged women who are pregnant or might become pregnant to consult their physician.

 

Has your child been injured as a result of your or your wife’s Lexapro (escitalopram) prescription? It may be time to protect the rights of your family – and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact the experienced, expert attorney at Fears Nachawati today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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