Paxil ® Injury Attorney in Florida
What is Paxil ®?
Paxil is an anti-depressant that restores the chemical balance in the brain by increasing the amount of serotonin, a chemical that affects the central nervous system, controlling mood, sleep patterns, appetite, and sexuality, among other things. Paxil, which was first introduced in 1992 by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, is a type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs).
Paxil was widely distributed and prescribed to treat depression, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobias, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and other psychiatric problems.
Health Risks Associated with Paxil ®
Pregnant women should not take Paxil, as it significantly increases the risk of heart defects in unborn babies. Studies have shown that women who took Paxil during their first trimester had a much higher chance of giving birth to a baby with some type of heart defect, lung defect, or other type of birth defect.
In 2006, the FDA also issued a warning that Paxil has been linked to an increase in suicide in people between the ages of 18 and 30. The FDA also warned that the drug could lead to suicidal behavior in people under the age of 18 as well.
Other Side Effects
In addition to birth defects and suicidal tendencies, Paxil has also been linked to other adverse side effects, both physical and psychological.
- Physical side effects include:
- Dry Mouth
- Decreased Appetite
- Sexual side effects
- Abnormal vision
- Drowsiness & fatigue
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle pain
- Irregular heart beats
- Abnormally high or low blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Acute renal failure
- Concentration problems
Other psychological side effects of Paxil include:
- Panic Attacks
- Extreme nervousness
- Extreme agitation
- Violent thoughts or behavior
Contact a Florida Paxil Drug Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or loss as the result of taking Paxil, you have the right to file a claim against the manufacturer for damages. At Distasio Law Firm, we have a great deal experience in drug injury law, and have been able to assist countless clients in recovering damages for a prescription drug-related injury or death. We know this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family—physically, financially, and psychologically. We are here to help you seek justice under the law by filing a strong and convincing case against the drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline. For the Florida drug injury attorneys at our firm, there is nothing more important than helping you recover the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and overall decreased quality of life.
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