Zoloft® Injury Lawyers Discuss Antidepressant Health Risks

by Staff Blogger | July 7th, 2015

Antidepressants, such as Zoloft®, can effectively treat a number of mental health disorders and diseases. However, the Zoloft injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain that patients on the medication should know it may pose serious health risks.

Birth Defects

Numerous studies have indicated that pregnant women should not take Zoloft because of the risks of certain birth defects, which can include cleft lips and palates, as well as a condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension. Children may also suffer from omphalocele, a condition in which organs grow outside of the body.

Cholesterol Buildup in Arteries

Unborn children aren’t the only ones who can be affected by taking Zoloft, though. According to Pharmaceutical Processing, new research indicates that taking Zoloft® may increase the buildup of plaque in a patient’s arteries by as much as six times more than someone who hasn’t taken the drug.

Get the Help You Need

If you or a loved one were harmed by Zoloft, our drug injury lawyers are here to help you understand your rights.