Luvox, known generically as fluvoxamine, is an antidepressant drug, and is categorized as a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI). Luvox is prescribed to patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
The use of SSRI antidepressants by pregnant women has been known to cause life-threatening congenital birth defects. These SSRI and Luvox-linked birth defects include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Congenital heart defects
- Atrial septal defects
- Ventricular septal defects
- Ceft lip/Cleft palate
Each of these congenital birth defects linked to exposure to Luvox in the womb causes an incredible amount of suffering and pain for newborn children. Each of these birth defects requires surgery on a newborn for correction, which results in more pain and suffering for a newborn to endure.
If your newborn baby was exposed to Luvox in the womb and has suffered from a debilitating congenital birth defect, such as those outlined above, you may be eligible to receive recompense for such unjustified and unfair hardship and pain. For more information about filing a Luvox lawsuit, contact an experienced Luvox attorney at Carey Danis & Lowe.
Our attorneys work hard to win clients the justice they so deserve in lawsuits against negligent pharmaceutical companies like Solvay Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Luvox.
The FDA has categorized Luvox as a Pregnancy C drug meaning that an increased risk for congenital birth defects when taken during pregnancy cannot be ruled out.
Common Luvox birth defects include but are not limited to:
- Heart Malformations & PPHN
- Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
- Limb Reduction Defects
- Omphalocele (Abdominal Malformations)
- Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA)
- Anal Atresia (Imperforate Anus)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
- Ventricular Septal Defects (holes in heart)
- Atrial Septal Defects (holes in heart)
- Gastrointestinal Malformations (GI Tract)
- Atrial Enlargement
- Tetrology of Fallot
- Cranial Birth Defects
- Pulmonary Stenosis
- Hypoplastic Right/Left Heart
- Truncus Arteriosus
- Neural Tube Defect
- Ebstein’s Anomaly
- Pierre Robbins Sequence
- Undescended Testes
- Club Foot
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Other Related Injuries
Manufacturer: Solvay Pharmaceuticals
FDA Approval: December 5, 1994 for OCD & social anxiety in adults
Generic Availability: November 29, 2000
Pregnancy Risk: Category C