Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) is an antidepressant medication used in the treatment of major depressive disorders. Unfortunately, the continual use of Wellbutrin has been associated with congenital birth defects in children born to mothers who took the medication while pregnant.
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Wellbutrin, a product of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was introduced to the U.S. market in 1985 as an antidepressant medication. However recent studies suggest that the use of Wellbutrin by pregnant women may increase the risk of their children developing congenital birth defects.
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressed the potential hazards associated with pregnant women taking antidepressants like Wellbutrin. In a warning issued that same year, the FDA acknowledged the birth defect risks associated with mothers taking Wellbutrin while pregnant. Mothers who take Wellbutrin while pregnant may increase the risk of their child developing a severe, life-threatening congenital birth defect.
Side Effects of Wellbutrin
The following side effects have been linked to Wellbutrin:
- 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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