Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant that is intended for use to treat major depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and anxiety. It is also prescribed to minimize the craving sensation during withdrawal from products containing nicotine. Other studies show that the drug may also be effective for the treatment of obesity.

Nurse listening to heart of newborn with birth defect from mom's use of Wellbutrin during pregnancy

Wellbutrin Side Effects

bottle of Wellbutrin or bupropin a drug that has caused birth defects like heart defects in infantsLike any prescription medicine, Wellbutrin is tested and studied in order to explore its side effects. Clinical studies point to the potential link between Wellbutrin and some severe side effects. Wellbutrin side effects include headaches, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, constipation, infections, pain in the abdominal region, agitation, muscle pain, shakiness, increased sweating, and weight loss. Some side effects are minor and can be treated by the healthcare provider. Other side effects include change in sex drive, impotence, erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. In other clinical studies, there is a possibility of an increased sex drive. While some of the less severe side effects may not need treatment, the more severe side effects may require medical attention. Researchers are now more concerned with reports that Wellbutrin causes more serious and alarming risks such as suicidal thoughts, seizures and hallucinations.

The FDA constantly reminds manufacturers that drugs ought to include a warning of serious side effects and potential risks associated with the use of a particular drug. Most manufacturers of this class of antidepressants, however, have not included a complete list of the side effects linked to their drugs. If you or a loved one has suffered any injury or defect due to the negligence of manufacturers of Welbutrin or any drug in disclosing the side effects of a drug in its label, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Wellbutrin attorney now to know your rights.

Many side effects are not recognized by the manufacturer of Wellbutrin, despite the reminders of the FDA to update the labels to indicate potential risks if the drug is used during pregnancy. This results in numerous cases being filed that concern infants suffering from one or more severe Wellbutrin birth defects linked to the use of Wellbutrin during the mother’s pregnancy. If you or a loved one has suffered any birth defect or injury due to the use of Wellbutrin during pregnancy, then you may be entitled to compensation for the damage, pain and suffering done. It may be important for you to seek the help of a Wellbutrin lawyer to properly represent you in your lawsuit if your child has suffered birth defects linked to taking Wellbutrin.

Please Speak With Your Doctor Before Discontinuing Use of Wellbutrin or Any Other Prescription Medication.

Birth Defects After Taking Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin Lawyer talking to couple injured from Wellbutrin side effectsIf you or a loved one have given birth to a child with birth defects after taking the antidepressant medication Wellbutrin, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential claim. d’Oliveira & Associates, Rhode Island personal injury lawyers, are working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.

Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.