Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant and the subject of litigation that includes class action lawsuits.
Manufacturer: Forest Laboratories
Studies have shown that there are many dangerous side effects of Celexa, including the following birth defects:
Septal defects are holes in the heart at birth. Large septal defects are often detected immediately and repaired with surgery, but smaller ones may go unnoticed and later appear as a heart murmur.
This very dangerous lung condition prevents babies from getting enough oxygen into their bloodstreams. This can cause heart failure, seizures, organ failure, hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, shock and even death.
This tragic defect causes a baby to be born without significant parts of the brain, skull and scalp. Babies born with anencephaly are often stillborn, or die soon after birth.
This defect causes the joints in the skull to fuse before the brain has finished growing, leading to disfigurement, blindness and mental retardation. To correct the condition, surgery is often needed during the first year of the baby’s life.
An omphalocele causes the baby’s internal organs to stick out of the belly button, requiring major surgery to correct it.
If you or a loved one took Celexa during pregnancy and had a child with birth defects as a result, contact Goldblatt + Singer about Celexa class action lawsuits.
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