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Depressive Disorder
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The purpose

Bupropion is a unique drug that is used both to treat depression and as an aid in smoking cessation. In 2008, the final report from the Bupropion pregnancy registry described 24 congenital malformations among the 675 women exposed to bupropion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Of these, 9 had congenital heart disease of varying severity, including a number of infants with ventricular septal defects (VSDs); of note, 2 of these 9 had coarctation of the aorta. More recently, Alwan et al, in an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's case-control National Birth Defects Prevention Study, reported an increased risk of left outflow tract heart defects, a subgroup of cardiac malformations that includes coarctation of the aorta and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Data from the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study will be used to test these observations. The outcomes of primary interest will include those hypothesized to be associated with bupropion in recent studies: left outflow tract defects considered as a group. Coarctation of the aorta and hypoplastic left heart syndrome will also be examined separately. All infants with congenital heart defects are further classified into subgroups that are embryologically meaningful, including left outflow tract defects. In secondary analyses, other heart defect classes for which there are adequate numbers of cases will be evaluated.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Exposure to any bupropion during the first trimester
  • Drug: Exposure to bupropion alone during the first trimester
  • Other: Referent group: no exposure to any anti-depressant or anti-smoking drug during pregnancy
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01597661. The sponsor of the trial is GlaxoSmithKline and it is looking for 1 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Bupropion and Cardiac Birth Defects (Slone Epidemiology Center)