Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy
Patel, Beena N.
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There are no studies that have shown any antidepressant to be absolutely safe for use during any stage of pregnancy. The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) during pregnancy does not increase the risk of congenital malformations or miscarriage. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence.) The use of SSRIs or TCAs during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, respiratory distress, and neonatal convulsions, without obvious subsequent adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. (SOR: B, based on limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence.)
Clinical Inquiries, 2011 (MU)
American Family Physician, 83(10) 2011.