WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Wellbutrin®, also known as Zyban®, is a drug prescribed by medical professionals to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The same drug is also used to help people stop smoking. The prescription medicine increases certain types of brain activity. Wellbutrin® is linked to many serious and sometimes life threatening birth defects.
Wellbutrin® is also known as:
- Wellbutrin SR®
- Wellbutrin XL®
WELLBUTRIN® AND PREGNANCY
Women often take Wellbutrin® during pregnancy to help control depression. However, children born to mothers who took Wellbutrin® during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing heart and other congenital birth defects. The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology released a study finding that Wellbutrin® is associated with a risk of cardiac birth defects. The study also stated that women taking Wellbutrin® experienced more than twice the number of cardiac birth defects than other women.
WELLBUTRIN® AND BIRTH DEFECTS
Wellbutrin® is associated with a long list of sometimes life-threatening birth defects. Wellbutrin® may cause cardiac, pulmonary, neural-tube and other birth defects including (but not limited to):
- Anal Atresia
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) also known as “hole in the heart” defects
- Club Foot
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Craniosynostosis – cranial skull defect
- Esophageal Stenosis
- Gastroschisis – abdominal wall defect
- Heart Murmur
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
- Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS)
- Mitral Valve
- Omphalocele – abdominal wall defect
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
- Transposition of the Great Arteries / Vessels
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Tricuspid Valve (Ebstein’s Anomaly)
- Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Valve Problems -malformed or stuck and won’t close
- Ventral or Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) – hole in the heart wall
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you or someone you love took Wellbutrin® while pregnant and the baby suffered from complications or sustained any birth defects, we may be able to help you. Often the cause of a birth defect cannot be determined without the help of an experienced professional with the training and commitment to find answers.
Start by contacting a Wellbutrin® attorney right now. We are here to listen, assess, and may be able to make a claim for financial compensation related to your newborn’s birth defect and its connection to the drug, Wellbutrin®. Call us toll free at 1-855-566-4648 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.
We put your needs first and there is absolutely nothing to lose by a simple phone conversation with an experienced case manager in Wellbutrin® lawsuits. We could potentially make a claim for your medical bills or the high expenses of medical care related to your newborn’s birth defect.
We can help you plan your future and relieve some of the burden Wellbutrin® may have caused. All you need to do is make the first call toll free to Longo Legal at 1-855-566-4648 or complete our contact form and submit your information. Our consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.
This website is not sponsored by or affiliated with GlaxoSmithKline in any way; the lawyers responsible for this website are not affiliated with GlaxoSmithKline. Wellbutrin® (Zyban®) is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline and/or their affiliates.