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What Do Expecting Mothers Need to Know about Paxil?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been clear: Paxil (paroxetine) may increase the risk of birth defects, particularly heart defects, when women take it during the first trimester.


For patients, Paxil is often an important weapon in the fight against depression. Sadly, however, medical studies have concluded that early term prenatal Paxil exposure can increase the likelihood that a child is born with a birth defect by as much as 200 percent. Particularly common Paxil-related birth defects include atrial and ventricular septal defects, including conditions that require life-threatening surgical treatment.


Was your child born with a Paxil-linked birth defect? Do you have questions about whether this medical reality may have important legal consequences? If the answer to these questions is yes, you should consider visiting with the attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati. With years of experience, our professionals are prepared to give you the advice you need and, if appropriate, pursue your legal remedies on your behalf. Your free consultation is just a phone call or email away. Call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email We’re ready to help you!

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What Do Expecting Mothers Need to Know about Paxil?