Symbyax is an antidepressant medication that utilizes both fluoxetine and olanzapine to treat the symptoms of chronic depression. However, the continual use of Symbyax over time may increase the risk of severe, life-threatening birth defects. Children born to mothers who have taken Symbyax while pregnant may be at an increased risk for developing congenital birth defects.
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Prescriptions of Symbyax are intended to prevent depressive tendencies in those who suffer from bipolar disorder. However, pregnant mothers who use Symbyax may put their child at risk of developing a severe, life-threatening congenital birth defect. In July 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning to the public regarding the potential risks associated with taking antidepressants during pregnancy. They announced that the side effects of Symbyax in pregnant mothers may increase the risk of their child developing potentially fatal birth defects.
Birth Defects Linked to Symbyax
The following birth defects have been linked to infants whose mothers took Symbyax while pregnant:
- 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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