FDA Warnings

Long-Term Side Effects of Benicar

Serious Side Effects of Benicar As Benicar is being investigated and safety warnings have been issues by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), individuals are seeing lasting consequences of the detrimental side effects that were not properly warned of when the drug was placed on the market.  Benicar, a hyperextension drug taken to regulate and…

Risperdal Side Effects in Men

Lawsuits have recently been filed against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, for manufacturing a prescription drug named Risperidone.  The shelf name of this drug is Risperdal.  In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this drug as a treatment for autism, schizophrenia and mania.  Risperdal was designed to alter certain hormones and substances…

FDA WARNING Concerning Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Device

FDA Wants Cancer Warning on J& J’s Morcellators Women around the nation are developing cancer after doctors performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy used a morcellator manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  A morcellator is a power devised used to cut up the uterus and surrounding tissue and cells to make removal less complicated. When this type of…

Dangerous Side Effects of Benicar

FDA Warns of Benicar Diarrhea Side Effects Benicar is a drug used to monitor and reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP).  Common side effects of Benicar that are listed on the label include: back pain, headaches, dizziness and bronchitis, flu-like symptoms and hematuria.  All drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are required…

Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit

Zofran Birth Defects Due to Zofran During Pregnancy Zoftran, an anti-nausea drug and vomiting for chemotherapy and surgery patients. Zofran is also prescribed to women for pregnancy complication of morning sickness. The Zofran for pregnancy side effects has been linked to a thirty (30) percent increase risk of congenital birth defects and a more than 2 x…

Vaginal Mesh Erosion Warning by the FDA

On 7-13-2011, the FDA issued an update to warn of further complications and adverse effects connected to the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. A previous warning was issued in 2008, but the emergence of new complications in numerous patients necessitated an official update to the original warning. The most up to date FDA warning also…

Bladder Cancer from Actos

Only a week after officials in both France and Germany began restricting the prescriptions of the diabetes drug Actos made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now require additional warnings that the use of Actos for more than a year might be linked with an increased risk of developing bladder…

Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuit

A new study warning released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that taking the epilepsy medication Topamax while pregnant increases the risk of oral cleft birth defects like cleft palate and cleft lip. The research uncovers data which suggests that the risk of those oral cleft birth defects when taking Topamax during pregnancy…

Effexor Birth Defect Lawsuit

Children born with cardiac and other serious congenital birth defects have potentially been linked to use of the anti-depressant drug Effexor (venlafaxine). Research suggests serious Effexor side effects, including the increased risk of congenital heart defects and other congenital birth defects including: Coarctation of the Aorta Lawsuit Atrial Septal Defects Lawsuit Ventricular Septal Defects Lawsuit…

FDA Update on Tysabri PML

[04/22/2011] FDA has updated the Tysabri (natalizumab) Prescribing Information to give new information about the size of the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but serious brain infection, associated with use of Tysabri for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn’s disease. The update includes new safety information about patients who have…