How Serious Are the Repercussions of Prozac on Kids?

September 1, 2011

You might think of Prozac (Fluoxetine) as an anti-depressant, but it’s much more than that. It’s also a serious risk to unborn children. Women who are in the first twelve weeks of their pregnancy – a period of pregnancy during which many expecting mothers don’t even realize they are pregnant – have a forty percent higher likelihood of their children suffering a birth defect if they take Prozac.

 

You might think that pregnant women don’t take Prozac while they’re pregnant. You’d be mistaken. According to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, an estimated 80,000 pregnant women in the United States continue taking Prozac during their pregnancy. The results are tragic: every year thousands of children are born with heart problems and a host of other adverse health conditions and birth defects. A Danish study, in fact, found that children exposed to drugs like Prozac during the first three months of pregnancy had a sixty percent higher likelihood of developing a heart problem as compared to unexposed fetuses.

 

Was your child born with a birth defect? Their suffering may be the result of Prozac exposure. Need to find out more about the tragic results of Prozac? Talk to our drug experts today. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for the justice you deserve.

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