It has recently been brought to my attention that it while I was taking paxil in 2003 during my pregnancy it is possible it was a category B drug not a category C.
According to Mosbys 2003 Drug Reference here are the definitions for categories for prescribing medication to pregnant women.
What is a category B:
No adverse effects in animals, no human studies available.
What is a category C:
Only given after risks to fetus are considered; animal studies have shown adverse reactions, no human studies available.
What is a category D:
Definite fetal risk, maybe given in spite of risk if needed in life-threatening conditions.
What could be so important to risk a unborn baby’s life? If something is life-threatening I would think a person should be under supervision as not to hurt them self or their unborn child.
In Mosbys Drug Reference Paxil is a category B drug in 2003.
Now I ask when did Glaxo know about paxil causing birth defects???????? Now that is a good question isn’t it.