SSRIs during pregnancy raise preeclapsia risk

01/9/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Harvard researchers say women who take SSRIs during pregnancy should be monitored for preeclampsia. Their study found the risk of gestational hypertension increases the longer a pregnant woman takes the antidepressants, with women who take the drugs throughout pregnancy facing a 4.9-fold higher risk of preeclapsia.

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