Researchers warn about antidepressant use in late pregnancy

05/18/2005 | Canada.com

Pittsburgh researchers say women who take antidepressants in the final trimester of pregnancy have babies who are three times more likely to develop drug-related symptoms than women who do not take the drugs or did so early in the pregnancy. They said the drugs involved included SSRIs and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and the newborns' symptoms, including jitteriness and irritability, are usually mild and disappear after about two weeks, but can require intensive care hospitalization.

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