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Lexapro is a drug that has been used to treat severe depression or in adults and in children ages 12 and older. It was manufactured by a company called Forest Laboratories. Listed as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), the drug was also cleared for use as a combatant of anxiety in adults. Lexapro works by increasing the amount of the substance Seratonin in the body. Seratonin is what causes your mood to be stable or to change, depending on how much is in your body at any given time. Your brain secretes this substance, and when it fails to produce enough, it can cause severe depression and mood swings. Initially, the drug was only used for adults, but the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lexapro for use in children 12 and older after much testing. By the end of 2012, Lexapro had been on the market long enough for its patent to expire and that allowed for the production of a generic version.

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After 10 years of wide use by many patients, there were enough complaints from and reports of patients who had adverse reactions to Lexapro that red flags were raised in regards to its effectiveness against depression. Many patients to whom Lexapro had been prescribed reported that they were having feelings of worse depression, sadness, and suicidal tendencies. As a result, in 2004, a black box was added to packages of Lexapro and several other types of antidepressant medications that warned of these possible side effects. These specific side effects were more prevalent in people under the age of 25. Just two years later, the FDA added another warning to their labels, stating that people who take the medicine while pregnant have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects.

Lexapro was intended as a helpful medication for people who suffered from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is where simple things that were once fun and enjoyable become intensely overwhelming and stressful. Instead, it caused some people to become more irritable, more likely to become stressed out for no real reason, and to also become less likely to sleep for any length of time without waking up often with the feeling of panic or sadness. While these types of SSRI medications often take a few weeks to work, the insomnia and sadness often dissipate sooner than other symptoms that you are trying to treat, and that is often an indication that your medication is working. In the cases of the affected people, these issues only got worse over time and that is not something that patients should be willing to accept from a trusted pharmaceutical company.

You should find out what your options are for legal action as soon as possible if you or a loved one believe that they have been a victim of negligent marketing strategies from the manufacturers of Lexapro, Forest Laboratories. You should not have to suffer for the actions of a trustworthy pharmaceutical company. Find legal help now by contacting us immediately and we will help you get the treatment and compensation that you deserve. Call (800) 349-0000 for a free phone consultation to discuss your Lexapro lawsuit.

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