Despite being marketed as treatments for depression and anxiety, antidepressants and SSRIs bring a whole host of side effects from their usage. For this reason alone, it is important that you have an understanding of the dangers of using antidepressants and SSRIs before starting a regimen. If you or a loved one has suffered health issues due to antidepressant usage, it is best to speak to a Texas medical malpractice attorney from the office of Thomas J. Henry.
Antidepressants are prescribed for major depressive disorders as well as the following medical issues:
When antidepressants are prescribed they are usually done so for an extended period. They are also among the most prescribed drugs in the country. Many people take these medications for years because stopping the medication can lead to the return of the condition. This is why most people use antidepressants for years at a time, which can lead to significant side effects.
A Texas personal injury attorney understands that there are long-term side effects of antidepressant usage. According to a 2016 paper published by Patient Preference and Adherence, unsavory side effects have been observed as a result of long-term anti-depressant usage.
The most common side effects include the following:
A study published in Diabetes Care in 2013 examined the correlation between antidepressant usage and blood sugar issues. The study found the following:
Antidepressants can also cause the following additional side effects:
It is always best to consult with your doctor prior to starting on antidepressants, before coming off the drugs, and before switching to another drug to ensure that the decision is in your best interest.
If you have been injured by an antidepressant or a loved one has become addicted, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Texas pharmacy malpractice attorney about your situation. Call our office at 866-517-5659 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. Whether you used antidepressants to treat a medical condition or a major depressive disorder, our team will be able to guide you through the legal process if you have suffered an injury.