Amlodipine Side Effects

Amlodipine Besylate, a calcium channel blocker (per the Wikipedia website) that restricts blood flow to treat hypertension and angina, was the subject of an FDA recall in February of 2011, an expansion of a previous […]

Zoloft During Pregnancy

Zoloft, marketed by Pfizer, is also known as Sertraline, and is sold as an antidepressive drug, claiming as it does to reduce (Pfizer’s quote) “serotonine imbalance.” However, according to PloS Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical publication, […]

Zoloft Withdrawal

According to the FDA, Zoloft is an antidepressive medication that claims to reduce “serotonin imbalance,” a leading cause, according to Pfizer, Zoloft’s parent manufacturer, of depression. Zoloft  has rather a checkered history, and it is […]

How to Join a Class Action Drug Lawsuit

One has only to reference the American Bar Association to note the number of attorneys involved in class action drug lawsuits; there are numerous current litigations in US courts, and courts in other countries. The […]

Statins Side Effects

Tens of millions of Americans are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs—mostly statins—and some “experts” claim that many millions more should be taking them. I couldn’t disagree more. Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, that is, they act by […]

Effexor Side Effects

Effexor is better known as Venlafaxine (Wiki), an antidepressant. Like many of its kind, it is in the SNRI classification (Serotonin Nonrepinphrine Reuptake Inhibitor), meaning that it acts not only on serontonin (the neurotransmitter affecting […]

Paxil Birth Defects

Paxil is also known as Paroxetine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.  The FDA has expressed concern over its side effects, in particular the potential for Paxil birth defects. The side effects are striking, in that Paxil, intended […]

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