Prozac is an oral drug prescribed for the treatment of depression. It is in a class of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors -or- SSRI’s. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain by preventing the reuptake of one neurotransmitter (serotonin), by nerve cells after it has been released. Some experts believe that an imbalance of neurotransmitters can cause depression.
Prozac has also been prescribed for the treatment of: Bulimia, OCD -or- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, PMDD -or- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and in some cases, Bipolar Disorder.
Prozac can have serious side effects, including, but not limited to:
- Increased risk of Suicidal Thinking and Behavior
- Increased risk of MDD -or- Major Depressive disorder
- Increased risk of Psychiatric Disorders
- Rapid Heart Rate
- Change in Blood Pressure
- Fever – Sweating – Shivering
As prozac and other antidepressants become increasingly popular, researchers worry the drug may be over-prescribed. Researchers continue to study prozac and it’s side effects with new information surfacing regularly.
Anyone who is currently taking or is considering taking an SSRI, should consult with a doctor about the serious adverse effects that can occur.
You have the right to trust your medication is safe. Tragically, this is not always the case. Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Prozac attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals. If you or a loved one have experienced side effects as a result of Prozac (Fluoxetine), contact our Prozac lawyers today.