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Information on Zoloft
Consumers rely on pharmaceutical drugs to help improve their health and their standard of living. However, sometimes the side effects of these drugs are worse than the condition they are supposed to treat. Not only that, but some pharmaceutical companies purposefully hide information regarding the dangers of these medications.
Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It is the brand name drug of sertraline which is a type of SSRI antidepressant (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation and is the company responsible for the manufacturing of this drug. In 2009, they pleaded guilty to the largest health care fraud in the U.S. and also received the largest criminal penalty given for illegal marketing of drugs.
Zoloft Side Effects
It has been shown that children and young adults up to twenty-four years old have suffered from harmful side effects after taking Zoloft. In clinical studies, those suffering from depression or a mental illness were more likely to become suicidal after taking these antidepressants. Besides these suicidal thoughts, side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, weight changes, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, nervousness, and excessive sweating. Some of the more serious symptoms include: blurred vision, seizures, irregular heartbeat, abnormal bleeding, and hallucinations.
Why contact a product liability attorney from our firm?
If you or a loved one has suffered from taking Zoloft, you could be entitled to compensation. A product liability attorney from our firm could examine your case and seek to fight for your rights.
Time is crucial in these cases, so do not hesitate to contact a product liability attorney from our team as soon as possible.