Wellbutrin Lawsuits 2012 Birth Defects

Representing families affected by Wellbutrin birth defects after taking this antidepressant drug during pregnancy and representing individuals who have developed side effects in filing Wellbutrin lawsuits. Currently cases are being filed individually and no nationwide Wellbutrin lawsuits class action has been filed.

Recently, the public has become more aware that the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin which is prescribed to treat depression has been associated with serious birth defects problems. Wellbutrin (generic name bupropion) is a medication known as an antidepressant manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Many women of childbearing age have taken antidepressant medications such as Wellbutrin during pregnancy and subsequently had a child born with congenital birth defects.

These antidepressant drugs, which include Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, have different side effects for the unborn child associated with them including the increase risk of premature birth, breathing problems, gastrointestinal side effects and motor problems. The exact degree of risk of Wellbutrin birth defects is currently unknown, however the risk of developing complications has been reported in babies following use of these medications. Women taking this drug during their pregnancy can expose their baby to the medication while in the womb leading to the development of Wellbutrin birth defects pregnancy side effects.

Birth Defects Caused By Wellbutrin May Include:

• PPHN (persistent pulmonary hypertension)
• Abdominal Birth Defects
• Heart Birth Defects
• Cranial Birth Defects

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration released a warning against the use of certain antidepressants for women in the late third trimester of pregnancy. The warning stated that doctors may want to gradually taper pregnant women off antidepressant medications in the third trimester so that the baby is not adversely affected. After a woman delivers, she should consult with her doctor to decide whether to return to a full dose of the antidepressant medication during the period when she is most vulnerable to problems such as postpartum depression.

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert regarding the increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) which is a serious and life-threatening lung condition that occurs soon after birth. The alert covered drugs like Wellbutrin along with other antidepressant medications.

Wellbutrin Lawsuits 2011

If your child has suffered from Wellbutrin birth defects pregnancy side effects please contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. We are currently investigating cases for families involving an Wellbutrin birth defect that occurred after using this antidepressant drug. For the latest news and updates and information on filing a Wellbutrin lawsuit please call or e-mail us today.

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