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Prescription Drugs that Can Potentially Cause Serious Side Effects
Below is a list of several prescription medications that have been reported by patients to cause serious and potentially fatal side effects when consumed. If you have taken any of the listed medications below, consult a physician to reassure you are not in harm’s way. If you have taken one or more of the below listed drugs, and have experienced severe side effects, also consult a personal injury attorney. They retain the proper experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate a potential product liability claim or personal injury case for victims of prescription drug side effects.
Here are some prescription drugs and side effect-scenarios recently reported by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA):
A blood thinning medication. Said to have caused excessive bleeding and even internal hemorrhaging in some users. This drug was meant to be a “perfect substitution” for a drug called Coumadin, but it is in fact a very dangerous drug.
Also a blood thinning medication. Meant to be an alternative to a drug called Warfarin. In contrast to Warfarin, Xarelto doesn’t have an antidote for its anti-clotting mechanism in the case of an emergency. This makes it a very risky and dangerous drug.
An injectable medication meant to treat Type II Diabetes. It works in the gastrointestinal tract to increase the production of insulin in the gut. Has been reported with several complications. Similar meds include Victoza and Januvia.
Manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals to also treat Type II Diabetes. Although the FDA approved this drug in 2006, it has been reported causing several medical complications since its public reveal in 2007.
A dialysis medication for kidney disease. The FDA issued a Class I product recall, the most serious classes of recalls for medical products, because this drug is too dangerous and can cause death.
Also a dialysis medication that was CLASS I recalled by the FDA in 2012 for its dangerous side effects, including death.