Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in pregnancy and lactation.

  title={Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors in pregnancy and lactation.},
  author={Antonia Baum and Shaila Misri},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  volume={4 3},
We explore the effects on the developing fetus and neonate of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy and lactation, reviewing the relevant animal and human studies published in English from 1976 to the present. Medline was used to search the terms SSRI, fluoxetine, pregnancy, lactation, and teratogenesis. Animal studies were inconclusive: some found that fetal exposure to high doses of fluoxetine produced no congenital anomalies, while others linked the drug to… CONTINUE READING