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The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Luvox lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Luvox claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced Luvox lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover litigation costs. Contact a Luvox attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Luvox side effects.

Luvox is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs. Its generic name is Fluvoxamine, and it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 as a treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Luvox is also used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, like all other SSRIs, Luvox has some very serious adverse effects associated with it.

Luvox is actually more likely than most other SSRIs to cause violent behavior. An Institute for Safe Medication Practices noted that patients taking Luvox were 8.4 times more likely to behave violently than were people taking comparable drugs. As such, the FDA has added a Back Box warning about the potential suicide risk. One of the gunmen in the Columbine High School shootings was prescribed to Luvox, and in the wake of that event, sales fell drastically, which caused Luvox to be removed from the market. In any case, it was reintroduced to the market in 2007 and continues to be marketed by Solvay Pharmaceuticals.

Like all SSRIs, most Luvox litigation concerns SSRI birth defects and suicidal tendencies. Luvox is preferable to other SSRIs only in the sense that it has fewer sexual side effects than do others.

While not all SSRIs are the same, almost all of them are known to cause similar side effects, including, but not limited to:

  • Urinary Retention

  • Suicidal Ideation (Suicidal Thoughts)

  • Suicidal Tendencies

  • Apathy

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Insomnia

  • Weight Gain

  • Renal Impairment

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Overdose

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  • Aggression

  • Bleeding Tendencies

  • Infection

  • Sinusitis

  • Drowsiness

However, the two most dangerous side effects of SSRIs are birth defects and suicide. The most dangerous birth defect that occurs as a result of SSRI use is Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension, which is a rare lung disease that causes life-long issues with breathing. Studies have indicated that SSRIs increase the risk of a newborn developing this disorder sixfold. Infants born with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension require extensive and expensive medical care. Furthermore, there are significant risks of developing autism for babies born to mothers taking SSRIs.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking Luvox, you should contact a Luvox law firm in order to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.

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