Paxil® Attorneys Jacksonville
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The FDA has issued multiple warnings for Paxil® and other antidepressant to include health risks to unborn children when the drug is taken during pregnancy. Other studies have shown that taking Paxil can put the patient at greater risk for gastrointestinal bleeding.
In the past, several anti-depression medications were removed from pharmacy shelves for label changes after recurrent cases of serious side effects had been documented. Our medical accident attorneys work closely with other litigation firms to expose potentially harmful drugs, inadequate product labels, insufficient medical directions, and product design flaws as well as known side effects. In some incidences, the pharmaceutical company or distributor will have taken the necessary steps to recall the drug or provide improved directions or warnings.
Side Effects of Paxil® Use
Paroxetine is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by balancing chemicals in the brain. Possible side effects or negative patient outcomes can include:
- Unusual Bone Pain
- Uneven Heart Beats
- Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts
- Serious Birth Defects
NOTE: The manufacturer of Paxil® (GlaxoSmithKline) plead guilty to a three-part criminal indictment in 2012. That was the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history. They paid three billion dollars in civil penalties and fines for promoting of two drugs: Paxil® and Wellbutrin®.
Investigating, documenting and presenting a defective drug or failed medical product case can be a complex process. 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 and to provide a safe product or service, contact our personal injury law firm at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.