What is Zoloft?
Zoloft, known generically as sertraline hydrochloride, is an antidepressant from the family of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Manufactured by Pfizer, Zoloft is approved to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Zoloft and Birth Defects
Zoloft has been connected to birth defects. Mothers taking SSRIs during pregnancy – especially in the third trimester – run the risk of giving birth to a child with one or more of the following birth defects:
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Conotruncal Defects
- Cleft Lip & Clubfoot
- Septal Defects
- Ventricular Obstruction
- And many more
Zoloft is not approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression in patients under 18 years of age and cannot be promoted for the treatment of teens with depression. But Zoloft is approved for obsessive-compulsive disorder in teens, and doctors can prescribe the drug for depression in teens as an “off-label” or unapproved use.
FDA Warning For Zoloft
FDA requires all antidepressant medications to have a "black box" warning about the increased risk of suicide in teenagers and children. But, a black box warning does not prohibit the use of antidepressants in children and teenagers.
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