Coarctation of the aorta: known Zoloft side-effect
Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Zoloft is a popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant designed to treat behavioral disorders such as panic and post traumatic stress disorder. However, this drug is also known to inhibit the proper absorption of folic acid in the mother’s body during pregnancy. Because of this, this drug has been linked to many congenital disorders, including malformation of the heart.
One of the possible complications of Zoloft is coarctation of the aorta, which refers to the narrowing of the aorta responsible for delivering blood from the heart to different parts of the body. This congenital malformation of the heart, if left untreated, may lead to life-threatening health complications, such as rupture of the aorta, cerebral aneurysm, heart attacks, and strokes.
If taking Zoloft while pregnant has caused your baby to suffer from the consequences of a congenital heart malformation, you may be eligible to file a case against the maker of the drug. To learn about your options and how we may assist you, consult an attorney at Williams Hart by calling (800) 220-9341.