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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause heart defect in babies?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause heart defect in babies?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) increase heart rate?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) increase heart rate?

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

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Will Buspar (buspirone) affect blood pressure are heart rate?

Will Buspar (buspirone) affect blood pressure are heart rate?

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

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause a slower heart rate?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause a slower heart rate?

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

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Does cipralex affect heart rythmn?

Does cipralex affect heart rythmn?

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

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Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

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 more

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Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Prednisone causing low fetal heart rate?

Fetal heart rate: Use of such steroids during pregnancy has been associated with decreased variability of fetal heart rate. I am not aware of slowing down of heart rate though. You should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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Are heart murmurs classified as birth defects?

Are heart murmurs classified as birth defects?

No: Murmurs that are not caused by an abnormality are common. They are called "functional murmurs", and are of no concern whatsoever. ...Read more

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History of hypertension, pre-diabetes, anxiety disorder on SSRI, heart attack. Is Nyquil safe?

History of hypertension, pre-diabetes, anxiety disorder on SSRI, heart attack. Is Nyquil safe?

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

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Does citalopram lower resting heart rate?

Does citalopram lower resting heart rate?

Not directly, but: Anxiety can increase your heart rate. If citalopram helps your anxiety, then your heart rate may decrease naturally. ...Read more

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How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

Sertraline: About 2% of 21000 pts on sertraline had sudden death. Can reference this: http://www.Ehealthme.Com/ds/sertraline/sudden+death. ...Read more

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Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

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

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Heart palpitations am taking seroquel (quetiapine) 100mg?

Heart palpitations am taking seroquel (quetiapine) 100mg?

Possibly related: Please let your doctor know this. Seroquel (quetiapine) has sometimes led to an increased heart rate and irregular heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more