Avandia is a drug which has been developed and marketed to treat Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, a condition sometimes referred to as Adult Onset Diabetes.
Although originally prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes, medical studies have linked Avandia to a substantial risk of heart-related injuries and other side effects. The federal Food and Drug Administration has issued several safety warnings about the side effects associated with Avandia. Such side effects include:
- Heart Attack
- Liver Failure
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Heart Valve Disease
- Blood Artery Disease
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Avandia has been the subject of numerous government investigations into the risks it poses to the health of those who take it.
Avandia is a dangerous drug that can pose serious risks, and cause severe heart injuries, stroke, liver problems, or death in diabetic patients. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Avandia to treat Type 2 Diabetes and suffered a severe cardiac event or other injury, please contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm. Let us assist you in protecting your legal rights. We can be reached in our Mattoon, Illinois office at (217) 639-7800, our St. Louis metropolitan office at (314) 588-8500.