Multaq (dronedarone) is a drug developed by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the FDA in 2009 to stabilize heart beating in those who suffer from irregular heart rhythm symptoms.
In recent years, it has been subjected to scrutiny over the discovery of previously undisclosed side-effects that severally effect a users liver. The risk of liver complications has grown so great that the FDA has issued several safety communications on the topic as well as a black box label requirement.
What Are Multaq Liver Complications?
Prior to a 2011 FDA safety communication alerting medical professionals and patients of Multaqs connection to the development of severe liver complications, Sanofi-Aventis had refused to disclose any information regarding a possible connection between their drug and this deadly side-effect.
Since the initial safety communication regarding Multaq caused liver damage, hundreds of reports have surfaced from Multaq users detailing instances ranging from minor quickly treated liver complications to patients requiring a liver transplant.
Public reports identified a variety of symptoms that indicate related liver damage. Users of Multaq should be aware of and remain alert for these symptoms which include:
- Not feeling well
- Yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes
- Dark-colored urine
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Are Multaq Liver Complications Dangerous?
If Multaq liver complications are quickly detected and treated by a medical professional, victims have a significant chance at making a full recovery.
However, reports indicate that because of the previous undisclosed nature of liver complications as a Multaq side-effect, many victims suffered prolonged damage that required extended treatment.
Those who suffered from prolonged liver complications were subjected to numerous health risks including:
- Bleeding easily
- Mental disorientation or confusion
If not quickly addressed, the above complications can have detrimental long-term effects on victims.
In the most extreme cases, a need for a liver transplant was reported due to irreparable Multaq related liver damage.
In response to these claims, Sanofi-Aventis conducted two independent studies. These studies discovered that Multaq carried a high death rate in certain patient demographics.
The existence of a manufacturer executed study indicating a severe health risk in taking Multaq has caused many medical professionals and consumers to approach any use of the drug with extreme caution.
Complications can take months to show noticeable side effects. Once they are identified, it is important that you immediately contact a medical professional to minimize any possible long-term damage.
However, liver complications are not the only previously undisclosed dangerous health complication associated with Multaq use.
If you believe that are suffered from or are currently suffering from any Multaq related health complication, contact a medical professional immediately to switch medication and begin treatment to resolve the health issue.
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Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Multaq. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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