Zoloft Important Safety Information

Zoloft and Birth Defects / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson Attorney At LawIndications for ZOLOFT

“ZOLOFT is approved by the FDA to treat in adults Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), and Social Anxiety Disorder. It is also approved to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years.”

Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs

“Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults especially within the first few months of treatment. Depression and certain other serious mental illnesses are important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Anyone considering the use of ZOLOFT or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. ZOLOFT is not approved for use in pediatric patients except for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).”

* The above information can be found on the Zoloft web site at – www.zoloft.com *

It is important to also note the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warnings with Zoloft:

The FDA also warns of other precautions associated with Zoloft, including, but not limited to:

  • Activation of Mania/Hypomania
  • Weight Loss
  • Seizure
  • Suicide
  • Interference with Cognitive and Motor Performance
  • Documented Birth Defects with Zoloft

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration warns that taking Zoloft or other SSRI during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Some common birth defects associated with Zoloft:

    • Congenital Heart Defects—such as septal defect or holes in the wall (septum) of the heart.
    • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)— when a newborn’s circulation system does not adapt to breathing outside the womb.
    • Cranial birth defects or Craniosynostosis– a pediatric skull deformity that causes problems with normal brain and skull growth and typically requires surgery.
    • Limb reduction–part or all of the arm and/or leg of a fetus does not develop and causes infants born with undersized or missing limbs.
    • Behavioral disorders

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