As millions of people look for a way out from under the unending difficulty that’s presented by depression, many have turned to one or even a combination of medications in order to obtain this help. Over the past 25 years, one of the leading medications in this regard has been known as Wellbutrin, which is manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant known as GlaxoSmithKline. For many people, using Wellbutrin has led to positive results.
Unfortunately, reports of serious Wellbutrin side effects eventually began to arise as more and more people began to depend on the medication. Below you’ll find some information regarding the potential harm that could be done by this medication, and if you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using this drug, seek the help of experienced Wellbutrin side effects lawyers as soon as possible.
Wellbutrin, as mentioned above, is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It was originally approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 1985, making it one of the first antidepressant medications to make it to the modern pharmaceutical market. Wellbutrin works differently than other antidepressant medications that are known as SSRI’s. Wellbutrin helps balance the levels of two of the neurotransmitters in the brain called dopamine and norepinephrine. These two neurotransmitters must remain in proper balance, as a chemical imbalance can lead to several problems that include depression.
As people began and continued to use Wellbutrin to treat their symptoms of depression, Wellbutrin side effects began to surface in many people. Even though Wellbutrin is not a member of the SSRI class of medications, many of its alleged side effects are similar to those associated with those medications with regards to the possibility of birth defects in children whose mothers used Wellbutrin late in their pregnancies. In addition, other Wellbutrin side effects have included:
According to the FDA, more than 450 people who were using Wellbutrin died between the years of 1997 and 2003.
When someone suffers from severe side effects associated with any medication, they are faced with an extremely difficult situation. Specifically, these people are not only facing medical challenges that were brought about by the medication at issue, but they also must continue their fight against the condition that led them to this medication in the first place. When all of this is happening, it’s generally not advisable to attempt to take on an enormous corporation.
If you or someone you love has suffered in this regard, you need to seek the help of experienced Wellbutrin side effects lawyers who have been defending the rights of injured consumers against large corporations for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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