Parilman & Associates – Zoloft Side Effects Lawyers Fighting for Injured Patients
Millions of people suffer from depression to some degree during their lifetimes, and it’s only been during the past 20 years that medications designed to effectively treat depression and other psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder have become available. One of the leading medications that’s been used to treat these problems is known as Zoloft, which is manufactured by Pfizer, a true corporate giant in the pharmaceutical industry.
Unfortunately, many reports regarding the development of Zoloft side effects have arisen, and some of these side effects have been serious and extremely dangerous. If you or someone you love has suffered in this regard, you need to seek the help of Zoloft side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below you’ll find a brief overview of this issue.
Zoloft – A Brief Description
Zoloft is a member of a class of medications that’s known as SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. These medications increase serotonin levels, which helps to keep those levels more constant. Many scientists believe that when someone suffers from varying levels of serotonin, they tend to endure sometimes wild mood swings. Clearly, this can exacerbate the problems encountered by people who are suffering from depression or PTSD.
Zoloft Side Effects
Unfortunately, several different Zoloft side effects have been reported by people who have used this medication, and they tend to range in severity. Examples of alleged Zoloft side effects include:
- Suicide – Studies have shown that when young people use Zoloft, they tend to face a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and even attempt to commit suicide.
- Withdrawal – Since Zoloft is an antidepressant, people who begin to cycle off of it when their doctors advise it tend to suffer through withdrawals that can be intense and excruciating.
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) – PPHN is an otherwise rare lung disease that can be contracted by infants of mothers who used Zoloft during the late stages of pregnancy. PPHN can lead to lung and heart failure and to death.
In addition, pregnant women who have used Zoloft during the gestation period have also been showed by some studies to face a heightened risk of premature birth.
How Zoloft Side Effects Lawyers Can Help
People who use Zoloft to help treat their symptoms of depression and PTSD depend n this medication to help them, and they also tend to trust their doctors who prescribe it for them. Therefore, given the problems they have already endured if or when they develop Zoloft side effects, the prospect of taking on a corporation as large as Pfizer can be too big of a challenge to encounter.
Therefore, if you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using this drug, you need to seek the help of Zoloft side effects lawyers who have been holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm they have caused with consumers for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.