Do you take Viberzi to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea and then were diagnosed with pancreatitis? If so, then should speak with our attorneys right away for a free consultation to see if you may qualify for a Viberzi lawsuit.
The manufacturer failed to warn about this potential life-threatening side effect, and they could be held liable for damages.
Contact our law office right away for a free consultation to see if you may have a Viberzi lawsuit.
Viberza receives FDA Safety Alert Communication
On March 15, 2017 the FDA released a new safety alert warning patient and health care providers that Viberzi has a negative impact especially on patients who do not have a gallbladder.
Research conducted by FDA on this drug revealed that patients who used this drug have increased chances of developing serious pancreatitis, a disease that could lead to additional health complications that could become life-changing or result in death.
Doctors are asked not supposed to prescribe Viberzi to patients who had their gall bladder removed.
During the studies, patients showed symptoms of acute pancreatitis in as little as one dose if their gallbladder was removed.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis may include:
Sensitivity to touch
Unexplainable weight loss
If you take Viberzi, had your gallbladder removed, and you are experiencing these symptoms, then you may want to seek medical attention immediately.
These symptoms may signal that you are actually suffering from pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Just like many other organs in the body, the pancreas is vital because it helps in the digestion process and the body cannot function without it.
Additional Health Complications which may happen due to Pancreatitis
The development of acute pancreatitis can cause serious chemical changes withing the body which could lower the level of oxygen in the blood, or put the patient at risk of developing other serious health complications.
During the FDA study, there were 120 reports of injuries with 2 resulting in death.
The study was conducted from May 2015 until Feb 2017 where 76 of the reported injuries required hospitalization from either pancreatitis or complications due to pancreatitis.
Complications due to pancreatitis may include:
Do I have a Viberzi Lawsuit?
The prescription drug injury attorneys at the Abbott Law Group, P.A. are investigating injuries due to the use of Viberzi for people who either have gallbladder issues or have had their gallbladder removed and developed pancreatitis or Oddi spasms.
The manufacturer either knew or should have known about the potential life-threatening side effects of Viberzi and warned consumers before the product was on the market.
Victims and their families may be eligible for significant financial compensation if you or a loved one experienced these severe side effects of Viberzi.
Contact us right away for a free consultation to see if you may have a Viberzi lawsuit.