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Drugs Pregnant Mothers Should Avoid

Drugs Pregnant Mothers Should Avoid

Most prescription medications come with a warning, saying that pregnant women should not use that drug or that they should consult a doctor first. However, there are some that pose unique, heightened risk for expecting mothers and their children and can even cause serious birth defects.

Medications for Seizures and Depression Have Been Known to Cause Serious Birth Defects

Prescription drugs used to treat depression and seizures typically pose the greatest danger to expecting mothers and their unborn babies. Talk to a doctor if you are pregnant and are taking or have been prescribed any of the following medications for depression or epilepsy:

  • Celexa
  • Depakote
  • Dilantin
  • Effexor
  • Epilim
  • Episenta
  • Epival
  • Lexapro
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Sodium valproate
  • Tegretol
  • Topamax
  • Zoloft

These medications can cause premature birth, malformation of the skull, heart defects, and more. Such drugs can affect any of an unborn child’s vital organs, damaging the heart, abdominal wall, muscles, and other body parts. This can cause lifelong, permanent disability and physical damage to a child and astronomical, ongoing medical expenses for the family.

Our Team Handles Cases Involving Dangerous Drugs and Medical Products

At Kempton & Russell, we provide the compassionate help you need. If you are dealing with the effects of a dangerous drug or medication prescribed during pregnancy, our experienced product liability attorneys in Sedalia are here to offer wise counsel and strong representation for you and your family. Our skilled advocates have handled many similar cases and understand the toll it takes on mothers, fathers, and entire families when an unborn child is harmed by a dangerous medical product.

By getting a Sedalia product liability attorney on your side, you can begin to make up for some of the physical and financial costs you and your loved ones have incurred because of a dangerous medication and its resulting birth defects.

We make it easy to get started. Just call (660) 722-4115 to speak to a member of our team or send us an email to tell us how we can help.