Lawsuit & SSRI Side Effects

Have you or someone you know suffered some serious reactions from Prozac use?

Prozac Lawsuit & SSRI Side Effects

Prozac, the name brand of the drug Fluoxetine, is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is also be known by the tradenames Sarafem or Fontex, and when mixed with olanzapine is also known as Symbyax. The product is an antidepressant of the class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI.

Although taking Prozac presents many risks of adverse side effects, it is the third most prescribed antidepressant in the United States. Prozac is used to treat major depression, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The drug can be used in adults and children.

Side effects of this drug and many other SSRIs include sexual dysfunction that can last long after the drug is no longer taken, nausea, somnolence, anxiety, asthenia, insomnia, tremor, anorexia, and tremors. Sexual dysfunction may include erectile dysfunction, difficulty becoming aroused, genital anesthesia, ejaculatory anhedonia, and anorgasmia. When these sexual side effects last after the drug has been stopped, it may be categorized under Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction.

More serious side effects include poor neonatal adaptation if taken while pregnant, acute dystonia, akathisia or the inability to be still, suicide attempts, and death.

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