Effexor® Attorneys Jacksonville FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA has warned that the use of SSRIs and SNRIs has been linked to malignant neuroleptic syndrome. Patients with this syndrome experience malfunctions in the body’s autonomic nervous system. This syndrome is a rare and very dangerous condition that can result in death. Almost everyone will need to take a prescription drug at some time during their life. Our in-house teams regularly monitor the favorable decisions that are issued by state and federal courts for lawsuits involving dangerous medications. Most of the time, the problem comes from the drug company’s failure to report contraindicated conditions, provide accurate directions or list proven side effects. There are times where big pharmaceutical providers fail to inform consumers (or their doctors) about a potential problem had been identified. Side Effects of Effexor® Use Effexor® (venlafaxine) is used to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. This drug is classified as in a group of medications known as selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It helps maintain mental balance in the brain. Possible side effects or negative patient outcomes include: Itching, Rash or Hives Muscle Rigidity Difficulty Breathing or Swallowing Chest Pain Sudden Increase in Depression NOTE: Long term use of Effexor® and other antidepressants has shown a greater increase in depression and thoughts of suicide in some patients. Only a medical liability attorney can provide the best legal options regarding your lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured by or permanently damaged due the failure of a manufacturer or seller to exercise reasonable care or to provide a safe product or service, contact a liability lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.