Paxil is an iron rod for patients with depression


Published on The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a contraindication for the use of Paxil by pregnant women, children and adolescents. From the outset, it was acknowledged by Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, which was later concurred by the US FDA, that Paxil users are exposed to an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and birth defects on babies of Paxil users.

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Paxil is an iron rod for patients with depression

  1. 1. As Published on the Paxil birth Defects Website
  2. 2. The US Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) has placeda contraindication for the use ofPaxil by pregnant women,children and adolescents. Fromthe outset, it was acknowledgedby Paxil manufacturerGlaxoSmithKline, which waslater concurred by the US FDA,that Paxil users are exposed toan increased risk for suicidalthoughts and birth defects onbabies of Paxil users.
  3. 3. In a brief span of time, complaints wererecorded not only these side effects butalso for autism, body inflammationand injurious falls among elderly patientsdiagnosed with dementia. Out of themillions of Paxil prescriptions, there is ahigh percentage of users who complainedof side effects.
  4. 4. It is apparent that very little caution was exerted inprescribing Paxil to patients suffering from depressionbased on the fact that it was manufactured by a reputableand prestigious company. Because of GlaxoSmithKlinesgoodwill, prescriptions for Paxil rose to millions andinitially raked in profits for the company. However,complaints started to arise because of the damagesbrought about by Paxil side effects. The irony of it allstems from the fact that, as an antidepressant, Paxilserves to alleviate extreme emotions of sadness, and yetthe intake of the paroxetine drug produces heightenedsuicidal tendencies.
  5. 5. As a brand for paroxetine, aclass of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Paxilfunctions as a lever for mentaland emotional balance. Itincreases serotonin, which is aneurotransmitter that reinforceshappy feelings and gives thepatient a sense of well-being.
  6. 6. The mental disorders thatPaxil treats includes but isnot limited to majordepressive disorder,obsessive compulsivedisorder, panic disorder andsocial anxiety disorder.Common side effectsproduced by Paxil arenausea, sleepiness, sexualproblems, constipation andinfection
  7. 7. Among the side effects that it causes, Paxil birthdefects are the most notorious and the most feared.It is heart-wrenching and unconscionable to pass onto an innocent infant the tragic consequences ofPaxil intake. GlaxoSmithKline declares that uponconsumption during the early stages of pregnancy,the fetus exposed to it may have a higher chance ofcongenital malformations and other cardiovasculardefects
  8. 8. Other forms of birth defects include DownSyndrome, cleft palate, clubbed foot,hypospadias, upper and lower limbdeficiencies and cerebral palsy. There are alsoreported cases of premature births formothers who have used Paxil medication. Paxilbirth defects may be passed on through Paxilintake during the first trimester of thepregnancy or through breastfeeding