What Is Zoloft?
Zoloft is a drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. However, there are also several additional manufacturers that create generic Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride). Zoloft is a prescription medication that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including: depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Has the FDA Recalled Zoloft?
As of August 2011, the FDA has not recalled Zoloft. However, the agency has released a series of warnings against using the drug because it has been linked to serious birth defects and serious side effects.
Zoloft has been linked to serious birth defects including:
- Congenital heart defects
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN)
- Omphalocele and Craniosynostosis
To read more about Zoloft birth defects click here.
In addition to birth defects, Zoloft has also been linked to serious side effects. These side effects include:
- Easy bruising/bleeding,
- Decreased sex drive,
- Decrease in sexual ability,
- Muscle cramps/weakness,
- Shaking/tremors, and
- Unusual weight loss.
To read more about Zoloft side effects click here.
What are My Legal Options If After Taking Zoloft My Baby was Born with a Birth Defect?
If you took Zoloft and your baby was born with a serious birth defect, you may be entitled to compensation. Zoloft attorneys are experienced in representing people like you, and have successfully sued Pfizer and other drug companies for the damage their drugs have caused.
Simply contact any of the attorneys listed on the panel above to find out your legal options. Zoloft attorneys offer free consultations to both discuss your case, and determine the best legal strategy moving forward. If you or your baby was injured it’s important to speak with an attorney immediately. Any delay in your case may result in a forfeiture of your claim.
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More Zoloft Resources
- Personal Injury Law
- How does Zoloft work?
- What are Zoloft side effects?
- Harmful Drugs Lawsuits
- Has Zoloft been recalled?
- Is Zoloft linked to Birth Defects?
- What type of Birth Defects are linked to Zoloft?
- What are my options if I took Zoloft during pregnancy and my baby was born with a birth defect?
- What is a Zoloft injury case worth?
- Is there a Zoloft Class Action Lawsuit?
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