Prozac Lawsuit Information
Prozac, generic name fluoxetine, is an antidepressant drug that has risen as one of the most popular methods for the treatment of depression. In fact, in 2007 there were over twenty two million prescriptions that were filled for the drug - making it the third most popular of antidepressant prescriptions. Classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), this type of drug works to correct the theoretical imbalance of chemicals in the brain. This, however, is only a theory and there is still considerable doubt as to the true level of effectiveness that these treatments provide.
Common Side Effects of Prozac
Those who take Prozac as a treatment for depression have recently come to know the side effects that are commonly associated with this type of drug. In fact, this antidepressant carries the "black box" warning as regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this the strongest warning available and a true testament to the dangers associated with this type of drug. Some of the most common side effects associated with this drug include the following:
- Sexual dysfunction;
- Upset stomach;
- Sleeping problems; and
- Anxiety and nervousness;
One of the biggest concerns regarding this drug, however, is its association with the risk for birth defects. The birth defects that are tied into the use of Prozac and other antidepressants include everything from persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) to heart defects and cardiovascular problems, cleft lip, clubfoot and the shortening of the limbs. Due to this, many medical professionals warn users to seriously consider these drugs and weigh the costs and benefits when considering using Prozac during pregnancy.
Why hire a Prozac lawsuit attorney from our firm?
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St. Louis personal injury attorney from our firm, you will be able to rest assured knowing that we will go the extra mile for you.
We know how difficult pharmaceutical litigation can be and are prepared to do everything to help evaluate your case and support you as you search for the desirable outcome. It is not a black-and-white case when you're dealing with drug litigation and it's important that you get a lawyer on your side that will be able to help outline the damages incurred and to help build a case that proves that the dangerous drug was the cause. You can trust that we are up to this challenge and will be there to fight for you.
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