Symbyax Lawyer

Consult A Symbyax Laywer If You Suspect Birth Defects

Some studies have shown that SSRI drugs, such as Symbyax, when taken during the third trimester of a women’s pregnancy, may lead to birth defects.  A leading study published in the New England Journal of Medicine during 1996 demonstrated that women taking certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs, such as Symbyax, during pregnancy were twice as likely to deliver a baby with poorer than average neonatal adaptation and with three or more “minor abnormalities”.   If you think your child may suffer from Symbyax caused birth defects you should consult a Symbyax lawyer.

In 2005 a study conducted by Danish scientists demonstrated that pregnant women that had been prescribed SSRI drugs such as Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro early in their pregnancy were at a significantly increased risk of delivering infants with congenital heart defects.

SSRI drug use has been associated with birth defects such as abdominal defects, cranial defects and heart defects.  Families that have been faced with the possibility of birth defects after being prescribed Symbayax should consult a Symbyax lawyer.

What is Symbyax?

Symbyax, also known as fluoxetine or olanzapine, is an antidepressant drug used to treat mood and personality disorders.   Like other common antidepressants Symbayax is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).   Serotonin is molecule that is commonly found in the brain and regulates mood and ones feelings of well-being.  Antidepressants such as SSRI’s work by increasing serotonin levels in the brain and thereby improve mood regulation as well as sleep and appetite.  SSRI drugs affect these changes by altering other chemicals that exist at unbalanced levels in the brain and often result in the symptoms of mental illness.  These symptoms include depression, bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) among other disorders.  SSRI drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Symbyax, Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor and Lexapro were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression amongst other mood and mental disorders.

Symbyax and Antidepressants

In fact, when the FDA approved the antidepressant Prozac in 1998 it became the most commonly prescribed SSRI drug on the market.  Other common SSRI drugs on the market include Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Symbyax, Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor and Lexapro.  Currently almost 20 million Americans are being treated for their personality or mood disorders with antidepressants.  Studies have shown that use of SSRI antidepressants such as Symbyax during pregnancy may lead to Birth Defects.  If you believe your child’s birth defects were caused by Symbyax, contact a Symbyax lawyer.

Symbyax May Lead To Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)

One of the birth defects that have been linked to the use of SSRI drugs such as Symbyax is persistent primary pulmonary hypertension (PPHN).  PPHN is a lung disorder that results from the severe restriction of the pulmonary artery of the heart, thereby excessively raising blood pressure and restricting oxygen levels.  Because these are potentially serious side-affects of taking SSRI drugs, such as Symbyax, women who have taken SSRI drugs during pregnancy should be advised to consult a lawyer about a potential Symbyax lawsuit.

Should You Hire a Symbyax Lawyer?

If you you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms such as PPHN, which may be related to the prenatal use of Symbayax, please feel free to contact one of Chaffin Luhana LLP’s Symbayax lawyers at 1-888-480-1123 immediately for a free and confidential consultation.  Find out today if you may be entitled to compensation. The lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP can help.