whether paroxetine (Paxil) increases the risk of birth defects

Women will be asking whether paroxetine (Paxil) increases the risk of birth defects.

This is based on a new study that suggests paroxetine exposure during the first trimester increases the risk of birth defects... compared to other antidepressants.

The most common defects are CV in nature...primarily ventricular septal defects.

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