Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Meridia

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Meridia lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Meridia settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Meridia lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Meridia attorney Meridia to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.

Meridia, which was generically known as Sibutramine, was a drug used to combat obesity. However, in 2010 it was taken off of the market because it increased the risk of deadly cardiovascular events and stroke. Interestingly, Sibutramine is a Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), which is similar to many antidepressant and amphetamines; however, its function is very very different. Sibutramine, or Meridia, was developed by Knoll Pharmaceuticals, but was subsequently manufactured and marketed by Abbott Laboratories.

Abbott Laboratories sold it under a variety of names including Reducitil, Meridia, Sibutramine, and Sibutrex.

The history of Meridia is riddled with suspicious events. For example, the FDA advisory committee voted against approving Meridia for ingestion, yet it was still approved. Since the beginning of its market run, Meridia has been a constant target for suspicion because of the very serious Meridia side effects.

Meridia adverse effects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cardiovascular events

  • Increase in blood pressure

  • Cardiac arrhythmias

  • Paresthesia

  • Mood Changes

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Seizures

  • Jaundice

  • Fever

  • Abnormal Bruising

  • Abnormal Bleeding

  • Dyspnea

  • Edema

  • Hemiplegia

  • Abnormal Vision

  • Chest pain

  • Melena

  • Depression

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Heart Attacks

  • Strokes

As anyone can see, the side effects of Sibutramine are very severe. After a number of studies by American and European groups, Abbott Laboratories decided to withdraw Meridia from the US market. The FDA was pressuring them, but did not formally ban it. Additionally, the efficacy of the drug was repeatedly questioned. Some people would gain wait after taking it.

However, if you have been injured as a result of taking Meridia, you might have a lawsuit from which you will be entitled to compensation. Our Meridia lawyers and dangerous drug lawyers will work assiduously on your case to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact one of our skilled attorneys today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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