Celexa | Citalopram HBr

There is a risk of heart rhythm abnormalities when taking Celexa (Citalopram HBr) Celexa is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in July of 1998 to treat major depression. In 2011, the FDA publicized “Celexa should no longer be administered at doses greater than 40 mg per day, due to a risk of abnormal electrical activity in the heart, which may lead … Continue Reading →


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Lexapro Prescription Information

According to the Lexapro “Medication Guide” approved by the FDA: Lexapro is a prescription medication used to treat depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).  Lexapro may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults in the first few months of treatment or when the dosage is changed. LEXAPRO CONTRAINDICATIONS  “Serotonin Syndrome and MAOIs: Do not use MAOIs intended to treat psychiatric disorders … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft

Zoloft (Sertraline) is an antidepressant known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor) Zoloft is prescribed to treat a number of medical issues including:  Depression – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Panic Attacks – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  & Social Anxiety Disorder.    Zoloft works by increasing the amounts of serotonin in the brain to help maintain mental balance.  Although, in some children, teenagers and young adults – 24 years old … Continue Reading →


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Zoloft (Sertraline) Birth Defects

Zoloft & Birth Defects—You Have Legal Recourse Zoloft, the widely prescribed antidepressant manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., is one of several prescriptions know as “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors” or SSRIs. Scientific studies have shown that these antidepressants greatly increase the risk of birth defects when taken by pregnant women. If you or someone you love has been harmed by Zoloft, we can help. It can be confusing…. As recent as 2007 newspapers … Continue Reading →


Pregnancy and Prescriptions

In the Wall Street Journal’s recent article Can Mom’s Medicine Hurt the Baby? the subject of drug classifications is discussed. They report that the FDA is “drafting new guidelines to help drug makers find ways to include pregnant women in clinical trials.” The current ratings system that is often criticized was set up in 1979 by the FDA. It is a guide for drug use and pregnancy based on what … Continue Reading →


Past Paxil Verdict

In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline was ordered by a jury to pay $2.5 million to a woman whose son was born with serious heart defects after she took the antidepressant Paxil during her pregnancy. Paxil is a serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs type of antidepressant like Zoloft.  Since then, more families have come forward and more lawsuits have been files. Currently Zoloft is classified as Category C medication by the FDA—which means that … Continue Reading →