Symbyax (generic: fluoxetine and olanzapine) is an antidepressant medication administered in the treatment of severe depression caused by bipolar disorder. However, mounting empirical evidence suggests that Symbyax may be responsible for the development congenital birth defects in newborns.

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Symbyax Overview

Symbyax is an antidepressant medication classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). As an SSRI, Symbyax acts on certain chemicals in the brain and balances them to help reduce the symptoms of major depressive disorders. However, recent evidence suggests that Symbyax may be responsible for serious adverse health effects in newborns born to women who took the medication while pregnant.

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressed the potential hazards associated with pregnant women taking antidepressants like Symbyax.
In a warning issued that same year, the FDA acknowledged the birth defect risks associated with mothers taking Symbyax while pregnant. Mothers who take Symbyax while pregnant may increase the risk of their child developing a severe, life-threatening congenital birth defect.

Side Effects of Symbyax

The following side effects have been linked to Symbyax:

  • Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
  • Valve Problems – malformed or stuck and won’t close
  • Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
  • Mitral Valve
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
  • Tetralogy of the Fallot
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Heart Murmur
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
  • Esophageal Stenosis
  • Club Foot
  • Anal Atresia
  • Spina Bifida

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