If you have taken Celexa® and suffered severe side effects, contact me, Ken Nunn, immediately at 1-800-CALL-KEN. I have represented over 20,000 clients in Indiana for more than 47 years.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998, Celexa® (citalopram) is used by millions of Americans to treat major depression, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and social anxiety disorders. More specifically, Celexa® has been prescribed to pregnant women to help them with anxiety related to their pregnancy. Unfortunately, studies seem to indicate that the fetuses of these women are at a greater risk for developing a birth defect.
The side effects associated with Celexa® include:
- Congenital heart defects
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)
- Omphalocele (abdominal wall birth defect)
- Craniosynostosis (cranial birth defect)
Manufactured by Forest Laboratories, Inc., Celexa® is a member of a class of drugs which are widely referred to as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a naturally occurring substance found in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems. The FDA has issued a warning that taking Celexa® during pregnancy has been directly linked to congenital heart defects, mostly atrial and ventricular septal defects, which are characterized by holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart.
Studies have shown a significant increase in occurrence of serious birth defects as a result of using Celexa® during the first trimester.
Forest Laboratories, Inc., had a responsibility to warn the public and the medical community about the special risks of developing birth defects in newborns, cardiovascular defects, heart-related birth defects, and other serious problems associated with the use of Celexa®. If you or a loved one have taken Celexa® and given birth to a child with a congenital birth defect, you may need to file a Celexa® lawsuit.
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