Antidepressants and anti-seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others have been associated with a higher risk of birth defects if taken during pregnancy.

These drugs have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN), neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft palate, and limb malformations.

If your child was born with a birth defect, an antidepressant or anti-seizure medication such as Topamax or Depakote may be to blame. Peterson & Associates, P.C. offers a FREE birth defect legal consultation.

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