Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Every year, thousands of consumers experience the dangerous, sometimes life-threatening side effects of prescription drugs. While many drugs on the market today help individuals live a better, healthier life, some may cause more harm than good.

When a prescription drug is linked to serious health complications, the manufacturer should be held responsible.

If you or a loved one have experienced adverse side effects from one of these dangerous drugs, get in touch with us now for a free legal consultation.

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Here are some of the largest lawsuits today against the manufacturers of common prescription drugs.

Tamoxifen

Manufacturer
AstraZeneca
Uses
Helps prevent breast cancer in women who are high risk. Also used in the treatment of invasive breast cancer after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy
Side effects
Menstrual changes, Weight gain or loss, Hot flashes, Swelling, Nausea, Vaginal discharge, Endometrial and uterine cancers, Blood clots, Stroke, Chest pain or heart attack, Shortness of breath, Cataracts
Annual prescriptions
1.9 million

Humira

(Adalimumab)

Manufacturer
AbbVie
Uses
Treats inflammation caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and psoriasis
Side effects
Injection site reaction (redness, bruising and itching), Sinus infection, Headache, Rash, Nausea, Stomach pain, Hepatitis B infection, Blood disorders, Heart failure, Liver problems, Psoriasis (new or worsening), Lupus-like syndrome
Annual prescriptions
2.1 million

Promethazine

Manufacturer
Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Actavis Pharma, Paddock Laboratories, PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Remedyrepack, Watson Laboratories
Uses
Relieves allergic reactions, helps reduce nausea and vomiting, and is used as a sedative
Side effects
Dry mouth, Dizziness, Blurred or double vision, Nausea or vomiting, Restlessness, Hyperactivity, Stuffy nose, Itching, Difficulty breathing or wheezing, Stiff muscles, Yellowing of skin or eyes, Irregular heartbeat, Uncontrollable movements, Hallucinations, Seizures, Swelling of face, hands, feet or other parts of the body
Annual prescriptions
Millions

Januvia

(Sitagliptin)

Manufacturer
Merck & Co.
Uses
Helps patients with type 2 diabetes manager their blood sugar levels
Side effects
Joint or muscle pain, Nausea, Constipation, Headache, Runny nose, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Pancreatic cancer, Thyroid cancer, Pancreatitis, Fast heartbeat, Burning in your eyes, Trouble breathing/shortness of breath, Red or purplish rash
Annual prescriptions
9.1 million

Talcum Powder

(Talc)

Manufacturer
Johnson & Johnson
Uses
Found in cosmetic and personal care products
Side effects
Throat irritation, Vomiting, Low blood pressure, Chest pain, Twitching of facial muscles, Inability to urinate, Lung failure
Annual prescriptions
Millions

Invokana

(Canagliflozin)

Manufacturer
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Uses
Controls type 2 diabetes
Side effects
Increased blood pressure, Bladder pain, Loss of appetite, Frequent urge to urinate, Weight gain, Nausea, Diabetic ketoacidosis, Kidney failure, Heart attack, Stroke, Bone fractures, Urinary tract infections, Blood infections
Annual prescriptions
2.7 million

Benicar

(Olmesartan)

Manufacturer
Daiichi Sankyo
Uses
Lowers blood pressure
Side effects
Joint pain, Muscle pain, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Itchiness, Rashes, Blurred vision, Chest pain, Sweating, Dizziness, Fever, Blood in urine
Annual prescriptions
4.4 million

Testosterone

(Androgel, Axiron, Depo-Testosterone)

Manufacturer
AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Pfizer
Uses
Boosts low testosterone levels
Side effects
Acne, Difficult or frequent urination, Blood clots, Enlarged breasts, Decreased sperm production, Heart attack, Stroke, Sleep apnea, Blood clots, Worsening of existing prostate cancer
Annual prescriptions
2.3 million

Xarelto

(Rivaroxaban)

Manufacturer
Bayer, Johnson & Johnson
Uses
Prevents blood clots
Side effects
Headache, Back pain, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Fatigues, Bruising, Nosebleeds, Coughing up blood, Vomiting blood, Discolored urine (red, pink, brown), Bright red or black stool, Abnormal bleeding in the gums
Annual prescriptions
6.7 million

Zofran

(Ondansetron)

Manufacturer
GlaxoSmithKline
Uses
Relieves nausea and vomiting
Side effects
Diarrhea, Headache, Fever, Lightheadedness, Drowsiness, Blurred vision or temporary vision loss, Feeling short of breath, fainting, fast heartbeat, Slow heart rate, trouble breathing, Feeling like you might pass out, Urinating less than usual or not at all
Annual prescriptions
1 million

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