Truvada Lawsuits: Kidney Failure & Bone Injuries
Commonly asked questions about Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate):
- What is Truvada?
- Serious side effects of Truvada PrEP with TDF
- Truvada linked to kidney problems
- Truvada linked to bone complications
- Other TDF drugs linked to kidney, bone problems
- Truvada kidney and bone lawsuit lawyer review
What Is Truvada?
Truvada is an anti-HIV and PrEP medication that is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The controversial drug combines the medications Emtricitabine with Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) and is used to treat people who are infected with HIV.
Truvada for PReP is also used to prevent HIV infection in people who are at high risk of becoming infected and makes it more difficult for people who are HIV positive to pass the virus on to others.
Serious Side Effects Of Truvada PrEP with TDF
People who took Truvada PrEP with TDF and developed severe side effects are now filing lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc.
Truvada lawsuits accuse Gilead of manufacturing a defective product, failing to warn about the dangerous drug’s risks and negligence adequately. The drug has reportedly been linked to the following:
If you or a loved one has suffered from any one of the side effects mentioned above, it is important to contact your doctor and a Truvada lawyer immediately.
Other more common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Problems sleeping
- Abnormal dreams
The Truvada with TDF label warns patients to call their healthcare providers if they experience symptoms or adverse effects. Symptoms vary for each condition and side effect.
Truvada PrEP with TDF Linked To Kidney Problems
Truvada with TDF may reportedly lead to worse kidney problems — even kidney failure — in some people, and patients may have their blood tested before starting this medication.
Kidney side effects include:
If kidney problems develop, the patient will most likely need to stop taking the drug.
Symptoms of severe liver problems include, but are not limited to:
- Yellow skin
- Yellow eyes
- Tea-Colored Urine
- Light-Colored Stools
- Loss of appetite for several days or longer
- Stomach Pain
If kidney problems go untreated, they may progress into kidney failure. Kidney failure is severe and could lead to death. Symptoms of kidney failure include:
- Easy bleeding
- Easy bruising
- Fatigue and drowsy feeling
- Mental alertness
- Trouble concentrating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased appetite and thirst
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle twitching
- Urinating at night
- Numb sensation in the extremities
- Itchy skin
- Itchy eyes
- Skin color changes
- Swelling and puffiness
- Difficulty breathing due to fluid in the lungs
- High blood pressure
- Decreased urine output
- Poor digestion
Truvada PrEP with TDF Linked To Bone Problems
Bone problems may also develop and can even be a sign of decreased kidney function.
Bone side effects include:
- Related orthopedic injuries
- Bone mineral density loss
- Bone necrosis (bone death)
- Rib fractures
- Jaw fractures
- Knee fractures
- Ankle fractures
- Femur fractures
- Finger fractures
- Toes fractures
- Shoulder fractures
- Hip fractures
- Wrist fractures
- Leg fractures
- Spine fractures
- Low Bone density
- Weakness of bones
- Decrease in height
- Spine curvature
- Tooth decay
- Dental problems
Symptoms of bone problems include:
- Persistent or worsening bone pain
- Pain in extremities
- Muscular pain or weakness
Other TDF Drugs Linked To Kidney Failure & Bone Complications
The following HIV drugs are manufactured by Gilead and contain the active ingredient tenofovir.
These drugs reportedly lead to chronic kidney disease, including kidney damage and kidney failure, and bone demineralization due to compromised bone density, which in some cases has reportedly led to bone fractures.
- Truvada, 300 mg
- Viread, 300 mg
- Atripla, 300 mg
- Complera, 300 mg
- Stribild, 300 mg