Paroxetine Use During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

  title={Paroxetine Use During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?},
  author={Genine Thormahlen},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={1834 - 1837}
  • Genine Thormahlen
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • Objective: To evaluate the literature assessing the neonatal risks of antepartum paroxetine use. Data Sources: MEDLINE (1966–August 2006) and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970–August 2006) searches were performed. Key search terms included paroxetine, SSRI, pregnancy, malformations, neonate, and fetus. Data Synthesis: Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are associated with neonatal withdrawal symptoms such as respiratory distress, irritability, lethargy, and tremors. In a… CONTINUE READING
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