The most commonly reported adverse events in the infants were insomnia and restlessness; constant crying and poor feeding were less commonly reported.
She denied smoking, alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs.
Be sure to talk to your health care provider about all of your breastfeeding questions. At 2 months postpartum, 4 mothers taking an average of Infant serum levels were measured 2. In a study of 26 breastfeeding women who were, on average, Other studies have not supported this association.
There are reports of more than 10, pregnancies exposed to sertraline during the first trimester. There was marked progression of his jitteriness and startle response over the first 3 days becoming less pronounced by the fourth day and completely resolved on the fifth day.
The authors estimated that an exclusively breastfed infant would receive an average of 0. Impact of antidepressant treatment during pregnancy on obstetric outcomes among women previously treated for depression. She is convinced that her untreated depression led to her miscarriage nine weeks into her pregnancy.
Whole blood serotonin levels were measured in 14 mothers and their breastfed infants after 6 to 16 weeks of sertraline therapy.
This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. He had a transient oxygen requirement, normal arterial blood gases, and a rapidly resolved respiratory status. Furthermore, the company who created Zoloft, Pfizer, may also be responsible.
In addition to Zoloft, several other SSRI medications have been associated with a heightened risk of birth defects, including:. How does sertraline slow down the process of ejaculation? Use of these medications during pregnancy is not associated with fetal malformation, say the researchers. Twenty-two breastfed 20 exclusively infants with an average age of Most of the drug will be out of your system 6 days after stopping sertraline.
Dell is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and psychiatry at Duke University in Durham, N. Very small amounts of sertraline and its breakdown product, norsertraline, are found in breast milk. One study of side effects of SSRI antidepressants in nursing mothers found no adverse reactions that required medical attention among 2 infants whose mother was taking sertraline.
Her diabetic screen was negative. His subsequent blood glucose level, serum electrolytes including calcium and magnesium remained normal while on maintenance intravenous fluid. For several years now, there has been evidence that select antidepressant medications heighten the risk of birth defects.
The authors suggest that infants exposed to SSRIs should be closely monitored for a minimum of 48 hours after birth. Seizures were also reported in these infants.
Amounts of sertraline ingested by breastfed infants are reported to be small.