What Is Prozac?

Prozac is an antidepressant.  It is used to balance chemicals in the brain that may cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Even though it helps balance the chemicals in your brain, it may also cause some serious side effects. Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced medical professional before taking Prozac.

Side Effects of Prozac

  • Confusion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Chest palpitations
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Birth defects in babies

Prozac and Birth Defects

Prozac has been linked to serious birth defects in babies.  Some birth defects associated with taking Prozac include, heart defects, cleft palate, cleft lip, club foot, pulmonary stenosis, and coarction of the artery.

What to Do if You Took Prozac and Your Baby Suffered a Birth Defect

If you or a loved one took Prozac and later gave birth to a child with serious birth defects, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the child’s injuries.  An attorney experienced in this area can help you get the money you deserve.