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Posted on March 7, 2017 by

Antidepressant Drug Recalled in the U.S.

When you suffer from depression, you rely on your medication to help you feel better. This is so important, because without their medications, patients with depression are at a very high risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. According to an article in the Economic Times, an antidepressant drug was recently recalled in the United States.

The drug is called Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, and more than 47,000 bottles of it are subject to the recall, which is specific to the 37.5mg dosage amount. The FDA stated that the recall was because of some problems with the capsules. Some of the bottles contained capsules that were punctured, or that had been melted together. In this situation, the risk to the patient is very high, and taking these capsules could result in temporary adverse medical conditions.

As your St. Louis defective drug attorney, we frequently handle these types of cases. Some of the country’s most well known prescription medications have gone through the recall process, and there are patients in St. Louis who have suffered severe consequences because they used them. It’s important for you to know that if you have been taking this medication, or any other medication, and you have unexplained medical conditions, the drug might be to blame.

We can help you. Please contact your St. Louis defective drug attorney to talk about your experience with Venlafaxine Hydrochloride and get the help you need right away.