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Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It treats obsessive-compulsive and social anxiety disorders.

It also treats:

  • Panic disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Luvox® gained national attention after the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado. Eric Harris, one of teenagers who killed and injured classmates and staff, and then committed suicide was taking fluvoxamine. In 2002 Luvox® was pulled from the market by makers Solvay Pharmaceuticals.

Luvox® and Birth Defects

Like all SSRIs, Luvox® effects the brain in a powerful way. It has large range of possible side effects, including birth defects:

  • Cardiac (heart and circulation) defects
  • Pulmonary (breathing) defects
  • Malformation of the abdominal wall, skull, and/or limbs

To have a baby born with serious health issues can be heartbreaking. It can be even worse when those problems may be due to taking a prescription drug during pregnancy. If prescribed Luvox® before or during your pregnancy and your child developed any serious health problems, including autism, now linked to SSRI antidepressant use in pregnant women, you can talk about your concerns and your options with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a dangerous drug, contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess for a free personal injury consultation.


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