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One for Paxil Lawyers: "My Mom is on Paxil!" A Baby's Cry for Help

First released in 2005, two FDA public health advisories have been issued involving Paxil, an SSRI antidepressant. The warning indicated that women taking paroxetine – the brand name of which is Paxil – during the first trimester of their pregnancy may have exposed their babies to the risk of developing serious congenital malformations, most especially one involving the heart. The second advisory that came out in 2006 warned patients and healthcare professionals on the potential risk of chronic pulmonary hypertension to the newborn.