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Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 84:F134-F135 doi:10.1136/fn.84.2.F134
  • Short report

Neonatal paroxetine withdrawal syndrome

Abstract

Four term neonates presented with symptoms such as jitteriness and necrotising enterocolitis after paroxetine exposure in utero.

  • Paroxetine withdrawal syndrome was suspected in four neonates exposed to the drug in utero at maternal doses ranging from 20 to 120 mg/day

  • The symptoms and abnormalities included, but were not limited to, jitteriness, vomiting, irritability, hypoglycaemia, and necrotising enterocolitis

  • Close observation is warranted for neonates exposed to paroxetine in utero

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