SSRIs late in pregnancy may raise risk of pulmonary hypertension in babies

01/14/2014 |

Infants born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors late in their pregnancy were 2.5 times more likely to have persistent pulmonary hypertension than those who were not exposed to the antidepressants, a review showed. Researchers found that maternal use of the drugs early in pregnancy was not linked to a substantial increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns. The findings appear in the journal BMJ.

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