ESHRE: Paxil Linked to Abortions, Not Congenital Defects

June 19, 2006

PRAGUE ? The evidence that led the FDA to warn that Paxil (paroxetine) taken during the first weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects, including serious heart defects, was disputed by German researchers today.

PRAGUE, June 19 ? The evidence that led the FDA to warn that Paxil (paroxetine) taken during the first weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects, including serious heart defects, was disputed by German researchers today.

In a German study women who used Paxil were, however, more likely to undergo abortion than women who didn't use an antidepressant during pregnancy (P