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There Is A Wide Variety Of Zoloft Side Effects

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 th[...]

Date: September 10, 2014 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

Risperdal Has Common Side Effects Associated With Its Usage

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 antipsychot[...]

Date: May 28, 2014 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

When Should A Risperdal Lawsuit Be Filed?

Many victims of ill-managed medication with serious side effects have chosen to seek legal counsel, and the most recent antipsychotic drug to, unfortunately, have these collateral problems is no different. People that have chosen to file a Risperdal lawsuit due to the serious side effects arising when taking the drug at even re[...]

Date: May 14, 2014 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

Onfi Produces Serious Side Effects In Patients Taking The Medication

What Are the Side Effects of Onfi? A benzodiazepine derivative, Onfi produces serious side effects in many people who take the medication. In fact, on December 3, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning, stating that the medication can cause severe, possibly fatal skin conditions. Such conditions include t[...]

Date: January 3, 2014 / Drug Injury

Topamax and Birth Defects

Topamax and Birth Defects The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug Topamax (topiramate) in 1996 as an anti-convulsant.  While it is used to treat epilepsy, Topamax is more commonly prescribed to prevent migraine headaches. Topamax is also prescribed to treat obesity, alcoholism, and bipolar disorder. After 15 ye[...]

Date: January 2, 2014 / Drug Injury

Femur Fractures Are A Complication Of Taking Fosamax

There are a few complications to be aware of when taking Fosamax and Medical researchers have found a strong linkage between Fosamax and femur fracture injuries. In nearly all cases, these injuries came on suddenly and occurred during moment of low stress on the bone. Doctors who’ve examined the injuries have found that the[...]

Date: December 25, 2013 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

Why Are Dialysis Patients Filing Lawsuits For Health Complications?

Some dangerous dialysis medications have prompted lawsuits by many patients, with claims that the drugs were responsible for serious health concerns, including fatal heart failure. Specifically, Fresnius Medical Care’s Granuflo and Naturalyte are responsible for serious adverse effects and have been recalled by the FDA as a r[...]

Date: November 6, 2013 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

Why Was A Darvocet Recall The Best Option For Patient Safety?

Though dextropropxyphene and the medications that contain it have been around for decades, the FDA instituted a Darvocet recall in November, 2012. Until 2009, the agency had considered the medication to be safe for general use, but after reviewing compiled statistics provided by medical examiners around the country, this opini[...]

Date: November 5, 2013 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

Understanding The Possible Side Effects Of Stopping Lipitor Suddenly

People have reported some side effects of stopping Lipitor, but researchers have also reported several major complications linked to long term usage of the medication. Atorvastatin is the active substance in this drug and is similar to other statin class medications. Like other statins, it is effective at reducing cholesterol a[...]

Date: September 13, 2013 / Drug Injury / Uncategorized

What Exactly Is Byetta & Is It Safe to Use?

What Is Byetta? Is Byetta Safe? To anyone wondering, "what is Byetta?” there is a short and a long answer.  Put simply, it is an injected solution that helps those with type 2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels.  Getting more technical, the drug is a brand named form of exenatide, which is an incretin mimetic.  Thi[...]

Date: September 12, 2013 / Drug Injury