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Paxil® Medication Lawsuits


Paxil® is a prescription medication that is part of the SSRI family, better known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. Paxil® is used to help treat depression and other psychological conditions in patients.

Some of the most commonly treated psychiatric conditions with Paxil® include:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • OCD

For some patients Paxil® is considered to be unpleasant due to the minor side effects that accompany the prescription. Some of the side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, and dry mouth.

The drug is not recommended for use in pregnant women because it can lead to birth defects, (especially if taken within the first trimester of pregnancy), increased thoughts of suicide, and heart defects in the unborn.

Paxil® also poses a grave danger for teens because it can have life altering side effects. Studies have been conducted leading some experts to believe that Paxil® can worsen the symptoms of depression in patients under the age of 18 and can raise the rate of birth defects in pregnant women. This drug is also known to cause addiction and people may form a dependence to it.

Clinical trials revealed that Paxil® can lead to increased thoughts of suicide in those under 18. The medication did not prove to be any more effective than placebos that were given.

Paxil® is dangerous for children and adolescents. If your child is taking or experienced worsening depression after taking Paxil®, contact Hughes & Coleman now for a FREE case evaluation.

Paxil® is linked to serious birth defects and is not recommended for use in women who plan to become pregnant or are in their first trimester.

The most commonly seen birth defects caused by Paxil® include the heart conditions atrial and ventricular septal defects. These defects may heal on their own once your baby is born, but unfortunately, not all defects do heal.

The FDA announced that GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil® did not properly warn the public about the adverse side effects of the medication.

After GSK received an FDA warning in 2005, they updated the pregnancy information on the Paxil® box. However, the company chose to continue to market the drug for use in pregnant women despite evidence that the drug  might cause complications.

The FDA has determined that Paxil® doubles the chances of birth defect compared to other antidepressants on the market.

If you or someone you love was injured by Paxil®, it is time to contact the personal injury attorneys at Hughes & Coleman today.

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We know this is a tough time for you. Our team of personal injury lawyers are ready to sit down with you and talk to you about what steps to take next.

GSK should be held responsible for their errors as a pharmaceutical manufacturer. GSK had a duty to warn you and all other consumers about this medication and they chose not to.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of Paxil®, our team wants to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.

Contact Hughes & Coleman now to schedule your FREE consultation with us. We are available 24/7 to help you!

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Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor.  Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.

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