Side Effects of Prozac and Paxil for Breastfeeding Mothers

I remember when pregnancy meant not taking any drugs; not even aspirin; not even allergy medicine.  Since when is it okay to take SSRIs before or during pregnancy?  The article below explains a new study on how Paxil and Prozac and other SSRIs can negatively affect milk production in lactating (breastfeeding) women. 

“Taking Prozac, Paxil, or other antidepressants from the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can cause delays in lactation in new mothers and difficulty in breast-feeding newborns, a new study says. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Proven Dangers of Antidepressants

On March 22, 2004 the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” that cautioned about the risks associated with the whole new generation of antidepressants including Prozac and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron. The warning followed a public hearing where dozens of family members and victims testified about suicide and violence committed by individuals taking these medications. Read the rest of this entry »

Antidepressants for Headaches May Cause Headaches

Antidepressants are often prescribed for headaches, but one of the common side effects for antidepressants are headaches.

One of the reasons that Paxil, Prozac. Celexa, Zoloft and Luvox antidepressants are commonly prescribed is because of their supposedly low risk of overdose. Yet suicide is a side effect of these drugs and patients often commit suicide by taking the very medication that should prevent this from occurring. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoloft Side Effects and Lawsuits

Zoloft Overview

Zoloft is an anti-depressant that may induce suicidal behavior in some patients. Zoloft is used to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as OCD in children and adolescents. It is manufactured by the drug maker Pfizer.

Zoloft is in a class of drugs, that also includes Paxil and Prozac, and is known as an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). SSRIs are designed to correct a chemical imbalance in the brain and work by preventing the re-uptake of serotonin between neural connections so that more serotonin is left over to transmit neural electrical messages.

The unproven facts that the SSRI manufacturers assume is that 1) all depression is the result of a chemical imbalance Read the rest of this entry »

Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and other SSRIs

Though the article below was written in 2000, it contains vital information about Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa and more, including side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Zoloft, Luvox, Fen-Phen, and Many Other Serotonergic Drugs – May 6, 2000

By Dr. Ann Blake Tracy – Executive Director, International Coalition For Drug Awareness, www.drugawareness.org

 

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, a PhD in Psychology and Health Sciences, has specialized for 10 years in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications. She is the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) and author of the book PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?

WARNING: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT A GRADUAL TAPERING OFF OF MEDICATIONS IS SAFEST WITHDRAWAL METHOD TO AVOID SERIOUS WITHDRAWAL EFFECTS (Often there is the terrible withdrawal associated with the SSRIs. Read the rest of this entry »