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Zoloft Heart Defects
YES?NO: There are reports in the literature describing teratogenic effects of the ssri's (effects on the growing fetus) the evidence for causing heart problems is not conclusive yet, so it is hard to say with certainty that zoloft (sertraline) is the cause of heart defects. In any way, it is better to discuss this issue with your prescribing physician good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Possibly: Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause serotonin syndrome and one of the markers of moderate severity is tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and that is a serious side-effect. Also: Prozac (fluoxetine) poses special risks when prescribed to teenagers - thus there are two reasons for you NOT to be taking it. ...Read more
Theoretically yes.: Because its mechanism of action involves both Dopamine and serotonin, there could be an affect upon blood pressure and heart rate, and there have been reports of palpitations in patients on buspar (buspirone). However, the cardiovascular effects have been judged to be not serious. In a given individual, were one to note symptoms, they should be assessed by ones doctor. ...Read more
Can taking thalidomide contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my unborn child?
Not one of its known: Well it is not one of the known side effects. But having sId the in medicine everyone must be individualized. So yes it could be possible. But look at the entire history before stating the medicine is the cause ...Read more
Yes: Cipralex or Lexapro (escitalopram) is associated with dose depended qt interval prolongation and should not be used in those with cong. Long qt syndrome or known pre-existing qt interval prolongation or in combination with other medicines that prolong qt interval.It can precipitate malignant arrhythmia and sudden death! ...Read more
Some: A bicuspid aortic valve or a prolapsing mitral valve are present from birth. Many other heart valve abnormalities are acquired, either through scarring from infection, calcium deposition, or mal-apposition due to dilatation of cardiac chambers, among other things. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Unless one has a anaphylactic reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many issues: Forget about pre-diabetes, at least for now. If you haven't seen a psychologist you should ask for a referral. If you already have a psychologist ask your friends if they might know someone else. You should be seeing your cardiologist regularly. ...Read more
How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...Read more
Get seen: Some folks are born with problems with the av node and its branches ("right bundle branch block", etc.), or a tiny heart attack or a bit of amyloid or a few other things can cause troubles here as well. A cardiologist visit's probably in order, and you may end up chatting about whether you want an electronic pacemaker. ...Read more
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