Serious Bleeding From Xarelto

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Xarelto is an anti-coagulant (blood thinner) approved for use in July 2011.  The drug is intended to prevent blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and stroke in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery on in patients with atrial fibrillation.  However, reports to the federal Food and Drug Administration show that in some patients Xarelto may increase… Read more »

Paxil Associated with Birth Defects

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Paxil is an anti-depressant medication of the SSRI class. When taken during pregnancy Paxil has been shown to cause birth defects. Paxil has been classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Category D drug, which is a category of drugs where research studies have shown a risk to the fetus when taken… Read more »