Celexa Lawsuit

Celexa Lawsuit

A Brief Guide to Filing a Celexa Lawsuit

What is Celexa?

Celexa is the brand name for Citalopram, a drug used to treat depression. Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. Although effective in maintaining chemical balance, use of Celexa may lead to the following side effects:

•  Common Celexa side effects include: diarrhea, nausea, constipation, weight loss, frequent urination, weakness, stomach pain, heartburn, fluctuations in sex drive, joint or muscle pain, uncontrollable shaking of the body and dry mouth.

Some Celexa side effects are deemed more severe; if you experience any of the following reactions or those listed in the drug’s warning section, please contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency treatment:

•  Shortness of Breath, chest pain, fainting, hallucinating, fever, excessive sweating, loss of coordination, presence of hives or blisters, headache, unusual bruising or bleeding, problems with concentration and seizures are all classified as serious side effects.

Celexa Lawsuit History:

Since the antidepressant was brought to market, three separate warnings have been issued by the FDA concerning Celexa side effects. Initial concerns about the drug's ability to increase the risk of suicide attempts in pediatric patients have been joined by reports deeming the drug as a cause of birth defects and potential cardiovascular risks. As a result, hundreds of victims have obtained a Celexa settlement. Litigation over Celexa side effects can be expected to continue for some time.

In 2004, the FDA issued a warning concerning antidepressants' risk for increasing suicide in young patients. The information provided was accordingly updated as the FDA, issued several warnings to formally document said risks.  

The drug's manufacturer, Forest Laboratories, has settled every Celexa lawsuit out-of-court on a case-by-case basis. It is not currently known how much was paid for these Celexa settlements.


Celexa: FDA Warnings

In 2006, the FDA issued another warning concerning Celexa side effects. This time they noted that women who take the drug during the first trimester of their pregnancy risked many birth defects, including heart conditions and spina bifida. As a result, many people have filed a claim seeking a Celexa settlement.

In 2011, the third significant FDA warning concerning Celexa side effects was issued. This time, the regulatory body reported that users face a significant risk of impaired electrical function in their heart. To avoid potentially fatal Celexa side effects, the FDA issued new guidelines prohibiting a maximum daily dosage greater than 40 mg.

Patients taking the drug before this warning who experience heart problems may have a strong case for a Celexa settlement. To successfully pursue a Celexa lawsuit, however, it is necessary to consult with an attorney. If you do not hire a legal professional, your chances of securing compensation—or even filing a legitimate suit in accordance to your state’s statute of limitations—will greatly diminish.

At this time, there is no report of a class action Celexa lawsuit having been filed. However, research concerning the potential for a Celexa settlement related to heart problems is only its preliminary stages. As more people file Celexa lawsuits, momentum builds for a Celexa class-action suit.


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4. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm269086.html

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