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The Very Real Risks of Paxil (Paroxetine)

December 10, 2011

Paxil (paroxetine) is a dangerous drug for pregnant women. Although it may continue to help them cope with depression, Paxil, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), threatens the health of the child growing in their womb. According to multiple medical reports, Paxil and other SSRIs noticeably elevate the risk that the fetus of these women will develop a host of birth defects, including a variety of cardiovascular malformations.


There’s good reason for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to recommend that pregnant women should avoid using drugs containing paroxetine. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the effects of paroxetine on fetuses, for instance, have found that the use of paroxetine during pregnancy is associated with a between a 1.5- and 1.7-fold increase in congenital birth defects.


The law allows consumers to make risky decisions. And, in general, the law doesn’t impose liability on companies that provide consumers with the chance to take risk. It’s a different story entirely, however, when companies impose risks on unsuspecting and uninformed consumers. That’s the reason why thousands of former Paxil patients – consumers who weren’t informed of the risks associated with this dangerous drug – are looking to the law to hold Paxil’s drug manufacturer accountable. 


Fears Nachawati fights for the victims of dangerous drugs like Paxil (paroxetine) and the harmful effects that SSRIs impose. Have you or a loved one been hurt as a result of your Paxil prescription. Contact us today to find out about your rights. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email


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