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Multaq Recall: Multaq Recall Information

Important recall information about Multaq:

Multaq Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially approved Multaq for the treatment of people who have had atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in 2009.

There has not been a Multaq recall, but the FDA has issued warnings to doctors and patients about the potential risk of Multaq side effects, suggesting doctors should no longer prescribe the controversial drug to patients with permanent problems with abnormal heart rhythms.

Patients should stop taking the drug in cases of hepatic injury, according to the FDA. If doctors suspect a toxicity issue, they should discontinue use of the drug, and test the patient’s liver enzymes. It is not yet known how often Multaq liver damage or liver failure may occur.

The FDA also issued a safety announcement and black-box warning that data from a clinical trial demonstrated that patients with permanent atrial fibrillation who took Multaq had double the risk of serious side effects and death over patients taking a placebo.

The trial was reportedly terminated early because patients in the Multaq group were suffering severe cardiovascular events at double the rate of the placebo group. The study involved patients older than 65 with atrial fibrillation.

The drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi Aventis, issued letters to healthcare providers in 2011, recommending they warn patients about the risks associated with taking Multaq and for patients to immediately report any symptoms of liver injury.

In 2011, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended restricting the use of Multaq. The committee stated that because of the increased risk of liver, lung, and cardiovascular adverse events, dronedarone “should only be prescribed after alternative treatment options have been considered.”

Patients currently taking dronedarone should have their treatment reassessed by their physician at their next scheduled visit, according to the EMA.

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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 manufacturer by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs.

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