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More facts are being weighed by the medical community on the Sarafem side effects and problems listed below, and the legal community is responding to complaints from Sarafem users. If you or your new born baby were harmed or injured by taking or being exposed to Sarafem contact our Sarafem Lawyer and Attorneys today for a free case review. There may be a class action lawsuit for Sarafem with a possible settlement and claims for victims.

Sarafem is a drug that is prescribed for women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder, also known as PMDD. PMDD is classified as a mood disorder and can show in depressed mood, anxiety or tension, affective lability, and persistent anger or irritability.

Sarafem also works by stimulating the release of low levels of dopamine and other chemicals in your brain to help reduce the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. Because of the nature of how your brain chemicals work, there are some side effects to taking Sarafem.

What are the Sarafem Side Effects?

Serafem Birth Defects Warnings.
Patients are warned that if they are or will become pregnant, the person must not take any SSRI as there are known birth defects that can happen. If the person wasn’t aware that they were pregnant – there is a greater chance (5 times the risk) of the baby being born with a defect.

Heart defects

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Abdominal & Cranial Birth defects

Severe blistering, peeling and red skin rash

Uneven heart beats

Sarafem FDA Warning - Suicide Risk from Sarafem

In July of 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new boxed warning for Sarafem to include the following information.
Summary of Changes to Contraindications and Warnings:
Serotonin Syndrome or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)-Like Reactions.
The development of a potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome, or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)-like reactions, has been reported with SNRIs and SSRIs alone, including Sarafem treatment, but particularly with concomitant use of serotonergic drugs (including triptans)...

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Information on Sarafem Side Effects and Sarafem Birth Defects updated on 12/15/2009