A 49-year-old member asked:
can pregnant women take paxil (paroxetine)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): Being Category D pregnancy drug, it is not recommended.
Answered on May 31, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Avoid Paxil: Use of Paxil has been associated with atrial and ventricular defects (heart). The risk is general population was about 1% but increased to 1.5 to 2 % (depending on study). REF: https://www.medicinenet.com/paxil_and_pregnancy_possibilty_of__birth_defect/views.htm . Cleft lip, cleft palate & club foot have also been associated with Paxil.
Answered on Jul 3, 2020
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