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Prolonged QT interval in an infant of a fluoxetine treated mother
  1. G Dubnov1,
  2. R Fogelman2,
  3. P Merlob1
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqva, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G Dubnov
    Department of Neonatology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva 49202, Israel; galdclalit.org.il

Abstract

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug, only recently discovered to be a QT interval prolonging agent. The first case is presented of an infant of a mother treated with fluoxetine during pregnancy who had a transiently prolonged QTc interval, concluded to be drug induced. Clinical and electrocardiographic monitoring of newborns of antidepressant treated mothers is needed.

  • newborn
  • electrocardiography
  • serotonin uptake inhibitors
  • antidepressant
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  • Competing interests: none

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