Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Wellbutrin is commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even in some cases to help individuals quit smoking. Wellbutrin is slightly different than its SSRI counterparts including Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, and Lexapro. This means that while it shares many of the same characteristics it also has its different side effects and complications.
Wellbutrin, along with the other SSRI antidepressants, is a Pregnancy Category C drug as denoted by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Pregnancy Category C drugs are those that have been tested on pregnant animals and have shown damage to the unborn fetuses. Pregnancy Category C drugs do not carry adequate evidence of damage to human fetuses. This can be for two main reasons. The first is that the drugs have not been extensively tested on human subjects, and the second is that they may not have shown the same damaging results.
Some potential birth defects that may be caused by Wellbutrin use during pregnancy may include:
Many new parents ask themselves what was the cause of my child’s birth defects? Did it happen during pregnancy? The antidepressant Wellbutrin may be linked to causing the development of birth defects in unborn babies, infants, and children when their mothers took antidepressants while pregnant.
Our law firm is handling individual birth defect lawsuits against drug and pharmaceutical companies and currently accepting new Wellbutrin cases across the nation. If your child was born with a birth injury that you believe may have been caused by taking an antidepressant like Wellbutrin during pregnancy, then you should contact our law firm as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential birth defect lawsuit case. All cases are handled on a Contingency Fee Basis (no attorney’s fees or expenses charged unless we recover for you.