Birth Defects

Birth defects That May Be Caused By Side Effects Of Defective Drugs

Birth defects are structural or functional abnormalities that are present at birth and mental or physical disabilities. Some birth defects may also be fatal. Currently, birth defects are the leading cause of death for infants during the first year of life.

There are two main types of birth defects: structural birth defects and functional/developmental birth defects.

Structural birth defects are related to a problem with physical body parts. Some physical problems include cleft lip or cleft palate, heart defects, such as missing or misshaped valves, and abnormal limbs, such as a club foot. They also may include neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, problems that are related to the growth and development of the brain and spinal cord.

Functional birth defects are related to problems with how a body part or body system functions. These problems often lead to developmental disabilities and can include problems with Nervous system or brain problems, learning disabilities, mental impairment, behavioral disorders, sensory problems, metabolic disorders, and degenerative disorders.

Below is a list of birth defects that may be caused by defective drugs.

Anal Atresia Birth Defects


Atrial Septal Birth Defects

Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) Birth Defect

Autism Birth Defects

Cerebal Palsy

Cleft Lip

Cleft Palate

Clubfoot Birth Defects

Coarctation of the Aorta Birth Defects

Conotruncal Heart Defect

Craniosynostosis Birth Defects

Ebstein’s Anomaly


Heart Murmur

Heart Valve Birth Defects

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Birth Defects

Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome Birth Defect

Omphalocele Birth Defects

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) Birth Defects

Pulmonary Atresia Birth Defects

Pulmonary Stenosis Birth Defects

Spina bifida

Spina Bifida Birth Defects

Spina Bifida/Neural Tube Defects Birth Defects

Tetralogy of Fallot Birth Defects

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)

Transposition of the Great Arteries Birth Defects

Truncus Arteriosus

Ventral Septal Defect (VSD) Birth Defect

Ventricular Septal Birth Defects