Paxil (paroxetine HCI) is part of a family of drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paxil is sold as Seroxat outside of the United States. With too little serotonin, people tend to harbor negative feelings about themselves and everyone around them. SSRIs such as Paxil keep serotonin circulating in the body longer and help to alleviate the symptoms of clinical depression, anxiety and other manifestations of low serotonin levels.

Paxil is prescribed for a variety of illnesses including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. Recently, GlaxoSmithKline PLC applied to the Food & Drug Administration for permission to market Paxil as an effective treatment for acute social phobia, an extreme form of shyness.

Paxil and other drugs in its family have been linked to extreme acts of violent behavior in the United States and Australia. A Colorado jury awarded $8 million to the family of a man who killed himself and three family members after taking two Paxil pills.

If you or a family member suffered harm due to Paxil or another SSRI medication, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. online or via phone at (614) 766-2000 to arrange a free review of your dangerous drug claim.