Potential Prozac Side Effect: PPHN in Children

November 22, 2011

Tragically, between 2 and 3 million children are born with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) every year. In newborns, PPHN is a serious and life-threatening condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lung. As a result of this high blood pressure, these children are unable to get sufficient amounts of oxygen into the blood stream. Not surprisingly, these children require intensive – and expensive – medical care.

 

While the number of annual PPHN births is primarily attributable to factors other than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, the unfortunate reality is that thousands of PPHN children are the victims SSRI exposure. In fact, mothers who take Prozac or another SSRI during their pregnancy are six times more likely to give birth to children who suffer from PPHN.

 

Has your child suffered from PPHN? Did you take Prozac or another SSRI during your pregnancy? The probability that your child’s illness is related to your antidepressant prescription drug is higher than you think. Find out whether your family’s rights were violated by contacting the dangerous drug experts at Fears Nachawati. Are attorneys are committed to fighting for victims like you. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We can help!

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