Study suggests birth defects from 2 antidepressants .

The take home message is a better than 2.0 relative risk for selected birth defects from Paxil and Prozac.

http://acsh.org/2015/07/some-ssris-but-not-others-associated-with-birth-defects/

Heres the money paaragrpah.

Sertraline was the most commonly reported SSRI, but none of the five previously reported birth defects associations with sertraline was confirmed. For nine previously reported associations between maternal SSRI use and birth defect in infants, findings were consistent with no association. High posterior odds ratios excluding the null value were observed for five birth defects with paroxetine (Paxil) (anencephaly 3.2, 95% credible interval 1.6 to 6.2; atrial septal defects 1.8, 1.1 to 3.0; right ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects 2.4, 1.4 to 3.9; gastroschisis 2.5, 1.2 to 4.8; and omphalocele 3.5, 1.3 to 8.0) and for two defects with fluoxetine (Prozac) (right ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects 2.0, 1.4 to 3.1 and craniosynostosis 1.9, 1.1 to 3.0).

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One response to “Study suggests birth defects from 2 antidepressants .

  1. ernestncurtis

    Self reported data, lack of any dose relationship, and reporting in obscure numbers (odds ratios) instead of absolute risk=pure junk.

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