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Generic Name
Paroxetine Hydrochloride
Trade Name
Paxil
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Anti-depressant, selective inhibitor of serotonin uptake.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic or fetotoxic in animals.
  • No well controlled human data.
  • Reported association with clubfoot and cutaneous hemangioma in infants exposed in utero.
  • Unknown effect on fetal nervous system development.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Like many other drugs, Paroxetine is secreted in human milk, and caution should be exercised when Paroxetine hydrochloride is administered to a nursing woman.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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