Did You Take Wellbutrin, Bupropion or Zyban
Buproprion / Wellbutrin Research
A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology had found that bupropion – sold as an antidepressant under the name Wellbutrin and as a stop-smoking aid under the name Zyban – was associated with an increased risk of cardiac birth defects.
The study examined 12,700 U.S. babies born between 1997 and 2004. Of those, 6,853 infants had been born with a major heart defect and 5,869 infants with no defect. Among the babies with a defect, 0.5 percent of the mothers reported using bupropion in the month prior to pregnancy or in their first trimester.
Since 2005, information has been emerging that certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, may cause birth defects, including cardiac (heart), pulmonary (lung), neural-tube defects (brain and spinal cord), craniosynostosis (abnormally shaped skull) infant omphalocele (abdominal wall defects), club foot (one or both feet turn downward and inward), and anal atresia (complete or partial closure of the anus).
Maternal use of bupropion and risk for congenital heart defects
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