A new zoloft lawsuit is raising some serious questions about the use of the drug.
Zoloft, typically used for depression, OCD, panic and anxiety disorders, and even PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) has had more than $1 billion in sales in the United States. But as far back as 1996, the FDA warned Pfizer, Zoloft's maker, about selling Zoloft outside of approved uses. By 2004, more lawsuits were filed arguing that Pfizer had failed to properly disclose potential side effects.
There are people who suggest that Zoloft's side effects can be extremely harmful; the website that link goes to above notes that Zoloft may result in "Akathisia," or extreme moodiness, which might rise to violent behavior.
If you or someone you know has taken or is taking Zoloft, you should contact a medical professional to discuss potential side effects. And if you think you've been negatively affected, you should contact qualified legal counsel.