Can Drug Labels be Trusted?

Pharmacologist, Joe Graedon wrote in recent article that “side-effect information in the drug label can be deceptive.”  He asks the question, Can labels on drugs be trusted? And points out that while some information may be deceptive, “labeling information for other drugs also may be inaccurate.”   (Pasadena Star News 3/20/11)

Antidepressants, like Zoloft often list sexual problems as one of its side effects, however, Graedon says it’s “far more common in real life than in the prescribing information.”

Zoloft, has other, more harmful side effects as well. Less discussed than sexual problems, the fact remains that Zoloft can cause harm to the unborn child. Studies have shown that babies born to mothers who have taken Zoloft can experience birth defects like Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, congenital heart defects, malformed limbs and cranial deformations.  Women on Zoloft who unknowingly become pregnant can unintentionally harm their child by continuing their daily prescriptions.

If you or a loved one have taken Zoloft while pregnant, then please contact us today.


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