Avandia Lawsuit Lawyer
Avandia has been linked to many severe side effects, including heart problems, strokes and deaths.
Avandia Recall Information
While Avandia is still available in the U.S., it is no longer available in the European market; and other markets may soon follow.
Avandia Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects from the use of Avandia, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering. To contact an Avandia lawyer for a free consultation and Avandia lawsuit information, call Matthews and Associates toll free at 1-888-520-5202.
Avandia FDA Warning Box
In late 2007, the FDA added a warning box to address the heart-related risks associated with the use of Avandia. The warning box had already stated that drugs such as Avandia may worsen heart failure in some patients.
What is Avandia?
Avandia is a prescription medication used to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Due to the risks associated with Avandia, the medicine is available only to those patients whose blood sugar levels cannot be controlled with alternative medications.
- goes by the generic name of Rosiglitazone
- contains the active ingredient rosiglitazone
- was originally approved by the FDA in 1998
- is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
- is approved for the use of treating Type 2 diabetes
Off –label Uses of Avandia
Despite the severe side effects related to the use of Avandia, many users take the drug to treat Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS can demonstrate signs or symptoms such as ovulation problems, irregular menstrual cycles, insulin resistance, and unwanted hair growth, among others.
Avandia Side Effects
While Avandia can be helpful for controlling blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, the side effects associated with the drug are often severe and sometimes life threatening. Side effects include:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Blurred vision or changes in vision
- Fainting or lightheadedness
- Swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue
- Nausea or vomiting
- More Avandia side effects
Avandia FDA Safety Information
As of November 4, 2011, any healthcare provider who wishes to prescribe rosiglitazone medications to patients must enroll in the Avandia-Rosiglitazone Medicines Access Program.
Contact an Avandia Lawyer Today
For a free, confidential case evaluation, contact an experienced Avandia lawyer at Matthews and Associates by dialing toll free at 1-888-520-5202 or filling out our contact form. We will answer any questions you may have regarding an Avandia lawsuit.