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Lexapro Manufacturer Agrees to Settlement Worth Up to $10.4 Million

Lexapro Manufacturer Agrees to Settlement Worth Up to $10.4 Million March 23, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA Plaintiffs litigating against the manufacturers of Lexapro may have lost one round of a fight accusing defendant Forest Laboratories Inc. (Forest) of misrepresentation. But another Lexapro lawsuit has been filed with regard to Lexapro and a companion drug, Celexa, amidst allegations that the manufacturer heavily promoted the drugs to be more effective than they actually are, or so it is alleged.
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Women and Doctors Deal With Conflicting Information Regarding SSRI Side Effects

Women and Doctors Deal With Conflicting Information Regarding SSRI Side Effects September 10, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA When there is no consensus about the potential for Lexapro side effects, it can be difficult for patients to know if the benefits are worth the risks. After all, the risk of Lexapro birth defects has to be weighed against the benefits of taking the antidepressant. This is especially true for pregnant women, who must consider the risks to their fetus. The problem is when researchers and experts do not actually agree on the risks, leaving women and their physicians to make decisions based on incomplete information.
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Are Americans Risking Lexapro Birth Defects Needlessly?

Are Americans Risking Lexapro Birth Defects Needlessly? July 30, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX Forest Laboratories' own exhaustive prescribing information on Lexapro (which includes a boxed warning for suicidal thoughts) admits there remains a lot of questions about Lexapro and pregnancy. "There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women; therefore, escitalopram [Lexapro] should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus." That risk includes the potential for Lexapro birth defects that could stay with a child through his entire adult life.
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Studies on Lexapro Side Effects Inconsistent

Studies on Lexapro Side Effects Inconsistent May 4, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA Discussion surrounding the use of antidepressants during pregnancy tends to focus on Paxil and Prozac, but other drugs in the same class of antidepressant may well have similar side effects. Lexapro side effects, which could include a risk of Lexapro heart birth defects, could be a concern for some mothers. Despite concerns about the risk of birth defects, studies and experts often conflict about how great the risks to newborns are.
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Studies Suggest Lexapro Heart Birth Defects, High Blood Pressure in Mothers

Studies Suggest Lexapro Heart Birth Defects, High Blood Pressure in Mothers April 18, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC Previous studies have suggested evidence for Lexapro heart birth defects, but now new research has shown that similar antidepressants can raise blood pressure for women who take the pills during pregnancy, The New York Times reported.
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Celexa Side Effects Cause FDA to Recommend Lower Maximum Dose

Celexa Side Effects Cause FDA to Recommend Lower Maximum Dose September 19, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC: Wary of major Celexa side effects, the US Food and Drug Administration recently recommended that the maximum daily dose of the antidepressant be reduced to 40 mg per day.
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