Symbyax is an atypical antipsychotic drug often used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly
Symbyax is made up of two components (fluoxetine and olanzapine), each with its own side effects.
Fluoxetine, better known in its stand-alone form as Prozac, is a member of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressant drugs. These drugs improve mood by preventing the brain from reabsorbing serotonin. They’ve been shown to cause a wide array of side effects, but especially birth defects. Expectant mothers who take SSRIs have an increased risk of giving birth to newborns with the following conditions:
The other component of Symbyax is olanzapine. This is the atypical antipsychotic part of the medicine, which treats bipolar disorder and schizophrenia by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain. Olanzapine has also been shown to cause birth defects, as well as hyperglycemia, diabetes and premature death.
If you or a loved one took Symbyax during pregnancy and had a baby with a birth defect as a result, contact us immediately. The statute of limitations (how long you have to file your suit) varies from state to state, but once it expires, you’ll no longer be able to receive compensation for injuries and medical bills.
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