Lawsuits: Lexapro Can Cause Birth Defects

Last Updated on July 11, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Women who took Lexapro during pregnancy and delivered children with birth defects.
Birth defects including malformations of the heart, abdomen, or cranium.
Forest Labs, Inc.
What is Lexapro?
Lexapro belongs to a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
FDA Warning:
In July 2006, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory involving Lexapro and other SSRIs. According to the agency, a study suggested that women who use an SSRI after their 20th week of pregnancy are at a higher risk of delivering infants with a life-threatening lung condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Type of Lawsuit:
Mass Tort