Paxil Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ
Since its 1992 release into the market, Paxil (paroxetine) has become a widely prescribed medication for treating depression and a slew of other disorders including anxiety and panic attacks. Although it is an effective antidepressant, Paxil is also associated with a number of negative side effects, including birth defects resulting from usage by pregnant women. At Phillips Law Group, our legal team is proud to offer experienced defective drug and Paxil lawyers. Our attorneys, based in Phoenix, Arizona, fight for the rights of victims across the country.
Information about Paxil
Paxil is a prescription drug used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological conditions. Paroxetine is a powerful selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which controls the brains serotonin levels to work as an anti-depressant.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects associated with Paxil use range from mild symptoms such as drowsiness and headache, to more serious risks including increased depression, uncharacteristic feelings of aggression, sexual side effects, and suicide. Suicidal feelings associated with Paxil are more likely to occur at the onset of treatment, when dosage levels change, or during withdrawal from the drug. If you or someone you love has experienced physical or psychological side effects from Paxil, contact a personal injury attorney at Phillips Law Group. Our lawyers in the Phoenix, Arizona area represent clients throughout the nation in defective drug cases and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Birth Defect Risks for Paxil Users
The FDA and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil, have changed the warning labels associated with the drug due to a risk of birth defects in women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant. Numerous studies have shown that women who use Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy are one-and-a-half to two times more likely to have a child born with a birth defect, specifically a cardiac disorder that causes holes in the hearts chambers and walls. If your child was born with a heart problem and you were using prescription Paxil during pregnancy, contact the attorneys at Phillips Law Group today.
Contact Our Paxil Lawyers
Depression and anxiety disorders affect millions of people across the country, and Paxil is an effective medication to treat these problems. However, physicians should always monitor a patients use of Paxil closely, as there are a number of dangerous side effects associated with this drug. If you or someone you love has experienced thoughts of suicide, increased depression, or had a child born with a birth defect after taking prescription Paxil, contact our Paxil attorneys. Our defective drug lawyers represent clients in Phoenix, Arizona and across the country. We can protect your rights and help you to achieve a fair settlement. Schedule a consultation today with one of the skilled attorneys at Phillips Law Group.