Many people here in Tennessee and across the country have a loved one or a friend that suffers from or has diabetes. Many people also know about the medications that are out there to help people better control and manage their diabetes and health. All medications have risks, but some medications like Avandia for people with type 2 diabetes may pose dangerous and even life threatening risks to many people here in Tennessee and across the country. If you or a loved one takes Avandia, you might want to consult a Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug attorney right away to get the help you need.
Avandia is a type 2 diabetes medication that helps the body to be able to produce more of its own insulin and help people with this type of diabetes to manage their condition more easily. However, two times in 2007, the Food and Drug Administration gave this medication a black box warning because of its dangerous and even life alternating or life threatening side effects. These side effects may include but are not limited to:
• Heart attack • Cardiovascular death • Primary pulmonary hypertension • Heart valve disease and other heart valve effects • Liver problems • Low blood sugar • Low red cell count • Increased chance of pregnancy among older women
It is believed that people taking Avandia were found to be forty-three percent more likely to suffer from a heart attack and sixty-four percent more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than people taking another type of diabetes medication.
The FDA recommends that people taking this medication consult with their doctors about these risks and the chances of developing these problems and if you are at risk, you may want to consider another medication.
New drugs and different drugs can always pose certain risks and have side effects, but if you or someone you care about has suffered due to taking Avandia, we suggest that you contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug attorneys immediately. We will hear your case and make sure you get the treatment and compensation you deserve. Contact our Nashville law office online or call 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.