Focus On A Prescription Drug: Paxil | Defective Prescription Drug Lawyer

Paxil is an anti-depressive drug that helps millions of people overcome mental illnesses such as severe depression, major depression, chronic depression, and anxiety. However, the side effects of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI drug could be potentially dangerous and harmful to those who take the medication.

Paxil is the most popular antidepressant on the market in the world today. While many agree that paroxetine hydrochloride, which was introduced to the antidepressant market in 1993, is a step up from old tricyclic antidepressants drugs, many believe that Paxil is a defective drug that requires further testing, more bottle warnings, and greater caution.

Perhaps the most troubling issue with Paxil is birth defects. After the FDA initially approved the drug for prescription use, a number of studies revealed that pregnant women taking Paxil are more likely to have babies with serious heart defects such as pulmonary atresia, pulmonary stenosis, atrial septal defects, and ventricular septal defects. In addition, Paxil babies could suffer from lung defects, head defects, and body cavity defects. Although the FDA has since put a warning on Paxil bottles to warn pregnant women of the dangers of Paxil, many women are suing Paxil manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Others report that Paxil creates suicidal tendencies in both children and adults - and that Paxil is also addictive. Other Paxil side effects include nausea, drowsiness, restlessness, weakness, tremors, nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, sweating, and sexual dysfunction. Some think that GSK misrepresented data involving Paxil effectiveness in children and that they also withheld some dangers of Paxil from consumers. If you or a loved one has suffered because of Paxil, talk to a dangerous prescription drug lawyer today.
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