Zoloft & Craniosynostosis

Zoloft & Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that impacts the formation of a baby’s skull. Studies have suggested that taking Zoloft during pregnancy may increase the risk of giving birth to a baby with certain birth defects, including craniosynostosis.

When a baby is born, the baby’s skull is made up of bony plates that allow the skull to grow. Craniosynostosis causes these plates to close earlier than normal, which causes the baby to have an abnormally shaped head and can put pressure on the brain. If not treated, craniosynostosis may lead to more severe issues such as seizures, blindness and other developmental issues.

Zoloft Craniosynostosis Symptoms

The following symptoms are commonly associated with craniosynostosis. These symptoms may resemble other conditions, so please consult your medical provider with any questions or concerns about your baby’s health:

  • No soft spot on newborn’s skull
  • A raised hard ridge along the affected borders between the bony plates of the skull
  • Unusual head shape
  • Slow or no increase in the head size over time as the baby grows

Speak with a Zoloft Craniosynostosis Lawyer

If your child suffers from craniosynostosis after you or a loved one used Zoloft while pregnant, please fill out the form to the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800 for a free consultation with a Zoloft Lawyer.