Zoloft Withdrawal Symptoms May Cause Harm
Posted on Dec 16 2011 at 08:51:03 AM in Medicine
Zoloft withdrawal symptoms can happen if a patient skips a dose or discontinue using the drug. Medical experts say that heart complication are the most severe complication of Zoloft withdrawal. New studies indicate that one-fifth of depression sufferers may have a worse condition when given medication, as was published in Archives of General Psychiatry.
The most common Zoloft withdrawal symptoms are insomnia, tiredness, irritability, dizziness, confusion and headache.
Below are other withdrawal symptoms:
•Shortness of breath;
•Swelling of legs or abdomen
•Edema of the lungs
•Diarrhea or constipation
•Erythema (swelling of blood vessels)
•Dysphagia (inability to swallow)
In addition, birth defects to newborns, physical pain, sexual dysfunction, psychosis, delusion, hallucination, memory loss, sleeping problems, eating disorders, abnormal personality changes, unusual mood shifts, irritability, hostility, self-harm and other acts of violence are among the harmful side effects reported by the complaining patients.
What is Zoloft and Depression?
Depression is ruminated as a brain disorder. Taking antidepressant and talk therapy are the known treatments for depression. However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already released many advisories on Zoloft intake warnings. Zoloft has been indicated to cause hazardous side effects and withdrawal symptoms. This is according to the clinical test procedures plus reports from Zoloft users.
Zoloft (generic name: setraline) is an antidepressant drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. According to media reports, when Zoloft was released in the global market, it instantly became one of the biggest-selling antidepressant drugs.
Zoloft is generally used to treat major depression (MDD), social anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, premenstrual dyphoric disorder (PMDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Despite the warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical researchers and medical institutions, a 400 percent increase in usage over the past 15 years was noted by Center for Disease Control (CDC). Meaning, 11 percent of the American population is presently taking one or more antidepressants.
Legal Specialists to Aid Zoloft Victims
The public should always consult a doctor before taking any medications to avoid adverse complications. Hence, Zoloft patients should immediately report to their physician if they have doubts about its effect. Distressed users filing lawsuits appear to be gaining ground against its manufacturer Pfizer.Victims of the drug intend to receive a financial compensation from the company.To know more about Zoloft court cases and lawyers, users should seek competent legal advice.
As for those taking antidepressants, it is safe for them to consider that the number of Zoloft lawsuit filed against its manufacturer implies that antidepressants may not be the best way to deal with their problems. Medical professionals may offer safer alternatives instead of antidepressant drugs.