Dangerous Drugs Are Still on the Market – Beware of Complications
Though drug manufacturers are required to test drugs before sales, numerous loopholes allow for fast-track approval of drugs with dangerous side effects. The St. Louis defective drug attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be aware of several that are still on the market today.
Are these Dangerous Drugs on Your Prescription List?
This mood-altering drug has been linked to compulsive eating and gambling, and hyper-sexuality.
This commonly-prescribed antibiotic causes nerve damage and life-threatening Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a painful, blistering skin rash.
Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelto
These blood thinners, an alternative to warfarin, have no antidote though they can cause excessive, fatal bleeding.
Used to lower blood sugar levels for those with diabetes, Invokana has been linked to life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney failure, putting patients at-risk of leg and foot amputations.
Recalled for failing to properly dissolve and sub-par levels of absorption, this drug’s inefficacy in managing schizophrenic/mood disorders has been linked to suicidal tendencies, aggression and assault, mental hospitalization, and vocal/motor tics.
This bi-polar/schizophrenia treatment for boys/men is linked to painful, embarrassing gynecomastia – breast growth in men.
This anti-nausea medication, designed for chemotherapy patients, was later used for nausea in pregnant women without FDA approval, and is linked to birth defects.
Don’t let pharmaceutical companies put their profits before your health. Contact the St. Louis defective drug attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman if you’ve been exposed to these dangerous drugs today.