Category: Drug Injury

Proton pump inhibitors adverse effects have recently been the focus of many news stories. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce the amount of stomach acid that the lining of the stomach produces. They are designed to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux. This is a condition […]

During the past decade, television commercials and print ads constantly urged everyone to seek treatment for their chronic heartburn, acid indigestion, and GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease) symptoms. Eventually, most of the ads for Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and other PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs seemed almost to fade away. While the public may not have noticed […]

Like many cancer patients, Alina S. Gorniak probably knew that when her breast cancer was treated with a chemotherapy drug, she might temporarily lose her hair. However, in a case her lawyer has now filed in the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, she insists that she was never warned that […]

Most people consider alcohol use when they think of liver failure, but the leading cause of acute damage to the organ has nothing to do with drinking. Acetaminophen, usually marketed in the form of Tylenol, is responsible for more cases of acute organ damage than any other risk factor in the country, and the FDA […]

Until recently, Z pack side effects were nothing to worry about. Doctors were convinced the antibiotic, also known by its trade name azithromycin, couldn’t cause more harm than the occasional bout of nausea or diarrhea. In 2012, though, this belief was overturned in light of some extensive research into the medication. The research was so […]

Several studies published in the last decade have demonstrated a link between heart defects in newborn children and SSRI use. Cardiovascular complications can impact a child’s life well beyond birth, as they greatly increase the chances of more severe complications, like cardiac arrest or stroke. Most drugs in this class have demonstrated serious risks in […]

Treatment for Low-T syndrome has forced lawsuit preparations on the behalf of hundreds of victims as testosterone supplements can produce serious side effects in some people. For years, safety research into testosterone replacement therapy has lagged behind the popularity of these drugs. This is due in large part to aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies who […]

If you recently stopped taking Cymbalta and experienced withdrawal side effects, you are not alone. The Food and Drug Administration reports that compared to patients who discontinued Paxil or Effexor, three times as many Cymbalta users looked to Google for help with withdrawal symptoms. Each of these medications is used to treat depression, but discontinuation […]

Zoloft side effects take many forms, and many of them are life changing or even fatal. Also called sertraline, its generic name, this medication has been the second most-prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) since its production. It is one of Pfizer’s most-profitable drugs, and even though it has been on the market for more […]

Risperdal and its side effects have gained a national spotlight due the disfigurement and disorders caused by adverse reactions to the drug. Risperdal, or risperidone, is prescribed by doctors to treat schizophrenia, symptoms of bipolar disorder, and irritability in autistic children. It is considered an “atypical antipsychotic” medication as it alters the behavior by changing […]