Paxil Update

An anti-depressant manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline called Paxil (paroxtine) is under several health warnings.

Recent studies have shown that Paxil is the potential cause of multiple health concerns including persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), increased risk of heart birth defects, craniosynostosis (connections between sutures-skull bones, prematurely close during the first year of life, which causes an abnormally shaped skull), or omphalocele (an abnormality in new-borns in which the infant’s intestine or other abdominal organs protrude from the navel) in children born to mothers exposed to Paxil.

There are a large number of people, both women and men, who take Paxil on a regular basis to help them manage their mood.

Caputo and Mariotti is currently investigating cases where Paxil may be the cause of moderate to severe birth defects in children. If you’re a mother concerned that Paxil may have been the cause of birth defects in your child, please contact Caputo and Mariotti today to set up a free consultation.