Pexeva®, generically known as paroxetine and manufactured by Noven Therapeutics, LLC, is an FDA-approved selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).  It is FDA approved to treat debilitating symptoms of mood disorders including:

  • depression
  • anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder

Pexeva® Uses and Indications

Pexeva® works by increasing serotonin levels within the body to achieve psychological balance. In addition, Pexeva® may also be for those living with post-traumatic stress disorder or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Pexeva® is not for patients who are younger than 24 years old, who are allergic to paroxetine, and/or who have a history of epilepsy, liver or kidney disease, bleeding disorders, and/or drug abuse.

Birth Defects Linked to Pexeva®

Regardless of its ability to help some patients, Pexeva® — like other SSRIs — can cause a range of serious side effects in rare cases. Researchers are continually linking use of Pexeva® to new risks and possible dangers. In fact, among the most recent risks associated with the SSRI is the possibility that taking this medication during pregnancy can significantly increase the risk of an infant being born with any of the following severe birth defects:

  • Autism
  • Facial deformities, such as cleft palate
  • Improper development of the heart, which can result in holes in the heart’s walls or inadequately developed major arteries of the heart
  • Intracranial pressure caused by deformities of the skull
  • Limb malformations, such as club foot
  • Neural tube defects, including spina bifida
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), which prevents proper breathing outside of the womb due to lack of lung development
  • Skull deformations that can trigger intracranial pressure

While FDA warnings regarding some Pexeva® side effects, such as serotonin syndrome, forced Noven Therapeutics, LLC to change the drug’s warning labels.

Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

Those who have suffered a serious injury as a result of taking Pexeva® may have a case against Noven Therapeutics, LLC. If you or someone you love has injuries due to a dangerous drug, don’t delay! Call Clay! Our initial consultation is FREE! Our experienced staff members are here to help.