A study in the New England Journal of Medicine noted a six-fold increase in primary pulmonary hypertension in newborns (“PPHN”) whose mothers were on Prozac. This follows a September alert from the FDA that Paxil side effects as a result of use during pregnancy include a greater risk of birth defects.
These drugs, together with Celexa, Lexapro and Zoloft, belong to a class of antidepressants which act to prolong the effect of the chemical serotonin. Because of the mechanism by withch they work, they are commonly referred to as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs.
Over the last two years, a wave of scientific and industry studies resulted in a series of medical alerts from the FDA that Antidepressants induce suicidality in both adolescents and adults. Most recently, the FDA announced that Paxil side effects include an icreased rate of suicide in depressed adults. The warning was based on a re-analysis of controlled clinical trials comparing a group of depressed adults taking Paxil with another group of depressed adults taking a placebo. Amazingly, the group taking Paxil was 640% more likely to become suicidal as compared to their counterparts taking sugar pills.
In a recent report published by Dr Peter Breggin, suppressed data of GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), the manufacturer of Paxil, was released. It revealed that GSK manipulated its research results to conceal the risk of Paxil-induced suicidality.
In addition to SSRIs such as Paxil, other antidepressants implicated in causing similar psychiatric abnormalities, include Cymbalta, Effexor, Serzone and Wellbutrin.
Have you or a loved one suffered Paxil side effects, Prozac side effects or other Antidepressant side effects?
At The Oshman Firm our experienced SSRI Antidepressant attoneys will provide you with aggressive representation in the handling of your case. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury that may have been caused by these drugs, including related Paxil birth defects, Paxil suicide, Prozac birth defect, Prozac suicide or any other antidpressant suicide or antidepressant birth defect, call or contact us to represent your interests in a Paxil lawsuit, Prozac lawsuit or other antidepressant claim. We offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a lawyer so that you can learn more about your legal rights and options.