The new risk for people taking SSRI drugs is considered to be small and uncommon. However, it is serious and, for the people who experience it, it can be deadly. The risk identified by researchers and reported in last month’s journal Neurology indicates that’s people who take SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, to treat depression may have a greater risk of suffering a brain bleed.
What You Need to Know If You, or Someone You Love, Takes an SSRI
In the past SSRIs have been linked to stomach bleeding and other complications. However, until now there have been conflicting reports about whether SSRIs were linked to brain bleeds. Now, a recent study looked at 16 previous studies involving more than a half a million people and found that antidepressant users were about 40 to 50 times more likely to suffer bleeding in or around the brain. Researchers believe that about 1 in 10,000 SSRI users will experience a brain bleed, though it is unclear whether the SSRI is or is not the cause of such dangerous bleeds.
Call a Milwaukee Pharmaceutical Class Action Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been injured—or a loved one has been killed—because of an SSRI side effect, then it is important to contact an experienced Milwaukee pharmaceutical class action attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights and possible recovery. You do not have to fight the pharmaceutical company alone. Instead, you can join with others who have suffered similar injuries and experienced attorneys to get the recovery that you deserve. Please call us today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 for more information.