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Reducing Fetal and Neonatal Problems Associated with the SSRI Antidepressant Paroxetine HCl (Paxil)

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Pedatrics
Clinical Pharmacology

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Paroxetine HCl (Paxil) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression. Some neonates born to mothers taking paroxetine during pregnancy have had congenital malformations or problems as neonates. A number of steps can be taken that can safely reduce risk to the fetus and neonate.

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