Sertraline hydrochloride, marketed by Pfizer as Zoloft, is an SSRI-class antidepressant drug used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic and social anxiety disorders. It is historically the most prescribed antidepressant drug in the United States.
Unfortunately, Zoloft has been associated with severe negative side effects, including:
* sexual dysfunction
* physical withdrawal symptoms
Zoloft may be associated with a higher rate of suicide among users, as well. Victims of the side effects of Zoloft or their family members might consider contacting an attorney to discuss their symptoms with.
However, the most serious side effects of Zoloft are birth defects. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), use of Zoloft during pregnancy poses a serious risk to the developing baby, including an increased risk of heart defects, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), omphalocele (an abdominal wall defect through which a sac containing the small intestine, liver, and large intestine protrudes) and craniosynostosis (early closing of skull sutures resulting in an abnormally-shaped head).
If you, your children, or someone you know has suffered negative health effects as a result of Zoloft, you should consider filing a zoloft lawsuit. A trained Zoloft lawyer can examine the evidence and act as your Zoloft attorney in court to get you the compensation you deserve.