Wellbutrin/Zyban and Birth Defects
Wellbutrin is a highly prescribed anti-depressant drug containing the active ingredient Bupropion. Its primary use is for the treatment of severe depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Zyban is a highly prescribed drug to help people quit smoking. Zyban also contains the active ingredient Buprion. Serious heart defects in babies have been reported after mothers have taken these drugs. It is believed that GSK, the manufacturer of these medications, knew of the heart defect issue, but that it did not adequately inform the FDA, prescribing doctors and unsuspecting mothers-to-be of the possibility of harmful and tragic birth defects if their drugs were taken during pregnancy. Wellbutrin and its sister Zyban are drugs with an extensive history of reported problems. You should seek the legal advice of a Personal Injury Attorney from our firm if you feel that you have been negatively affected by its use.
Help for Wellbutrin and Zyban Victims
We at Andrus Wagstaff, PC have seen the negative ramifications that the use of dangerous drugs such as Wellbutrin and Zyban can have on the lives of the victims. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that the drug is exhaustively tested and that the public is well-informed about the results of these tests. It is irresponsible to market a drug that can have adverse side-effects, especially if they are as severe as the ones found from these two anti-depressants. If you or a loved one have suffered from the use of these drugs, it is vital that you do not hesitate to contact a product liability lawyer from our firm as quickly as possible. By working closely with our clients, thoroughly researching and meticulously preparing every case brought to us, you can be confident that everything possible that can be done to assist you on your way to your desired result will be done.
If you or someone near to you has suffered as the consequence of taking Wellbutrin you may have a case for compensation. Please contact a Wellbutrin attorney for a full evaluation.