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SSRI: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
SSRIs are a type of antidepressant drug designed to fight major depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work by targeting neurotransmitters that communicate between brain cells. Serotonin is a type of neurotransmitter that is stopped by the drug. Changing the chemical balance in the brain can help peoples' moods stabilize and improve. Following are some of the FDA approved drugs containing SSRIs:
Dangers of SSRIs
Every person will react differently to the use of SSRIs. Some of the side effects include: nausea, headaches, nervousness, sexual problems, weight gain, dry mouth, aggression, diarrhea, drowsiness, and insomnia. When taken with MAO inhibitors, SSRIs can cause extremely high blood pressure. SSRI use among pregnant women may also be linked to persistent pulmonary hypertension in babies. This is a rare lung condition in which newborns suffer from high pressure in their lung blood vessels. In 2005, the FDA required drugs like Prozac to issue a black box waning stating that SSRIs can cause suicidal thinking and behavior.
Why hire a product liability attorney?
Manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs should be held responsible if their products caused injury or illness in consumers. A
product liability attorney from the legal team at Arnold & Itkin LLP could review your case in an effort to secure you justice. Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars of compensation for our clients and we will fight tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Named as "Rising Stars" and "Top Lawyers for the People," you can be confident that you are working with a skilled and able team of professionals.
To learn more, contact a product liability attorney from our firm. We offer a free consultation and will not charge you unless we successfully resolve your case.