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Makers of Paxil Facing Increasing Litigation


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What is Paxil? Paroxetine (also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat) is an SSRI antidepressant. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline. Paroxetine is used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive, panic, social anxiety, and generalised anxiety disorders in adult outpatients.

There is a very wide range of Paxil side effects which fall under the purview of this ongoing lawsuit. The more severe of the injury that was caused to a patient who was prescribed the drug; the more likely they may be of having a successful case against the makers of the drug. The types of side effects include physical, psychological, and pregnancy related problems.

There are two categories of side effects which have been gaining the most attention on the legal front. The first of these are the side effects which are related to pregnancy. If you have either suffered a spontaneous abortion, or had a child born with a birth defect after taking Paxil, then you need to speak to a Paxil attorney as soon as possible. This is especially true if the defect is a congenital heart defect, as the rates of this problem are now thought to increase dramatically in mothers who have taken Paxil. The other side effects that are gathering the most attention are the withdrawal syndrome problems which many who discontinue their use of Paxil are now suffering from.

The reason the withdrawal syndrome is getting so much attention from lawyers is that the drug was specifically marketed as not carrying this problem. There are many drugs which are prescribed for the treating of psychiatric conditions that are habit forming, and are advertised as carrying that as one of their side effects. Paxil was marketed as being a great alternative to many of those products because it was not thought to carry the same risks, although that has turned out not to be the case. Because the company said that the drug was safe in a certain way and it has since turned out not to be, there is significant possibility for legal action against the company. This opens the door in a much more concrete way than when people are suing drug companies for side effects of which they were warned through the labeling.

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For more information, please contact attorney John Donahue at JD Law Group at 1-888-736-4248 or go to the Paxil Side Effects web site to submit your claim.

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