Dispensing patterns and pregnancy outcomes for women dispensed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pregnancy.

@article{Colvin2011DispensingPA,
  title={Dispensing patterns and pregnancy outcomes for women dispensed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in pregnancy.},
  author={Lyn Colvin and Linda Slack-Smith and Fiona J. Stanley and Carol Bower},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={142-52}
}
BACKGROUND The safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to investigate dispensing patterns and pregnancy outcomes for women dispensed an SSRI in pregnancy. METHODS Using data linkage of population-based health datasets from Western Australia and a national pharmaceutical claims dataset, our study included 123,405 pregnancies from 2002 to 2005. There were 3764 children born to 3703 women who were dispensed an… CONTINUE READING

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