Have you, or someone you care about, been injured by a dangerous antidepressant drug? Prescription medication is supposed to help patients improve their lives. Unfortunately, some antidepressants can lead to side effects and serious health risks that hurt patients, or even worse, lead to wrongful death.

What Are Some Different Types of Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are divided into different classes. Drugs within the same antidepressant class all work similarly, though classes often contain many types of drugs because the specific medications function in slightly different ways. Common antidepressant classes include:

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)

SSRIs, as well as SNRIs, have been connected to birth defects. Mothers taking SSRIs during pregnancy – especially in the third trimester – run the risk of giving birth to a child with one or more of the following birth defects:

  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Conotruncal Defects
  • Cleft Lip & Clubfoot
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Omphalocele
  • Septal Defects
  • Ventricular Obstruction
  • And many more

Selective-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)

  • Effexor (venlafaxine)

Norepinephrine-Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI)

  • Wellbutrinm (bupropion)

Tetracyclic Antidepressant (TeCA)

  • Remeron (mirtazapine)

Direct Receptor Ligand

  • Serzone (nefazodone)

Hurt by an Antidepressant or SSRI? We Can Help

Did you suffer serious side effects from an antidepressant? Was your child born with a birth defect, and you took an antidepressant or SSRI during pregnancy? If so, you may have a dangerous drug case. Don't delay. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to gather vital evidence to prove your case. Contact our law firm today for a free legal consultation by calling 1-866-943-3427, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage.

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