SSRI Stroke Risk
Hopefully, by now, everyone should be aware of the overwhelming evidence pointing to the association of drugs like Lexapro, Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, and Paxil with birth defects. Now, however, there is a new wrinkle in the SSRI safety profile.
Depressed middle-aged and older women are at significantly increased risk of stroke according to a new study published today in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Depressed women who were taking popular antidepressants in the SSRI class of drugs such as Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac were most at risk.
I encourage all my readers to discuss this new finding with their doctors to minimize any risk that may present in their individual treatment plan.
About the Firm: The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is a trial firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass tort cases involving SSRI and Anti-Seizure Medication Birth Defects such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote and Topamax, as well as Actos Bladder Cancer and Fosamax Femur Fractures, and medical device cases including DePuy Hip and Trans-Vaginal Mesh cases. Contact us today if you or someone you know has experienced side effects involving these products.