One of the most common and well known of the antidepressant drugs on the market, Zoloft has gained a reputation in the field of SSRI medications (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)

In summary, Zoloft is utilized to alter levels of serotonin in the brain to enhance mood and in turn alter the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and disorders including panic and obsessive. although Zoloft is FDA-approved for both adults and children, Zoloft has been linked to increased suicidal thoughts, especially in individuals younger than 24, and possesses a long list of negative side effects in both adults and children.

Victims of Zoloft reactions have claimed many adverse side effects including:

  • Constipation
  • Decreased sexual desire or ability
  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite 
  • nausea
  • trouble sleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Severe Birth Defects including: blindness, down’s syndrome, heart lesions, and more. 

Side effects from this drug can be observed particularly when extreme precautions are not taken with the condition of the patient before starting Zoloft. Individuals with certain health conditions are recommended to not take Zoloft, and if so, should be carefully watched by their doctor. These conditions include:

  • Kidney or Liver Disease
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Drug Abuse
  • Seizures and or Epilepsy
  • Bi-Polar Disorder

If you have been prescribed Zoloft medication for the treatment of depression or anxiety and have experienced any adverse affects, please contact an attorney today. Although some minor side effects are expected with any prescription drug, major side effects attained from Zoloft are not normal and should be confronted both legally and medically. Our personal injury lawyers posses the knowledge and resources to guide you through a legal claim against a potential dangerous prescription drug. Contact our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.