Virginia Dangerous Drug Attorneys: The Dangers of Paxil

Paxil is a popular antidepressant prescription medication that was approved by the FDA back in 1993. It was touted as a drug that will help treat not only depression, but anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Turns out Paxil can exacerbate these problems, not reduce them. It is actually a very dangerous drug.

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Paxil side effects include mood or behavior changes, feeling depressed, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, nausea, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, dry mouth, constipation, hyperactive (mentally or physically), heart defects, life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take Paxil during pregnancy, and many more.

Donald Schell is a prime example of what can go wrong if you take Paxil. He took the dangerous drug for just 48 hours. He then shot and killed his wife, his daughter, his granddaughter and himself. A jury found GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil, liable for the incident in a major lawsuit.

Even more troubling is the fact that GlaxoSmithKline appears to have known Paxil was dangerous. The company failed to warn the public about the dangers of Paxil after patients experienced side effects. In fact, GlaxoSmithKline encouraged scientists to hide information about Paxil’s connection to birth defects.

The evidence is clear – Paxil is a dangerous drug and if you’ve taken or are currently taking Paxil, see your doctor to check if you’ve suffered adverse side effects. You also need to consult a Medical Malpractice attorney immediately. What GlaxoSmithKline has done is wrong and justice needs to be served. Our injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and we’re ready to discuss your case. Give us a call at (833) 997-1774 or fill out our quick contact form.