Non-SSRI antidepressants raise risk of GDM

Greatest risks seen with tricyclic amitriptyline and venlafaxine, study reports

Women taking antidepressants other than SSRIs during pregnancy have a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes, an observational study shows.

Dr Debra Kennedy
Dr Debra Kennedy.

The Canadian researchers say their study, involving more than 20,000 women with gestational diabetes (GDM), is the first to gauge risk from different classes of antidepressant and duration of use.

They found a 19% increased risk for use of any antidepressant

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