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Find Out How Long You Have to File a Zantac Lawsuit for Your Injuries42 P.S. § 5524

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said there might be health problems associated with Zantac and any ranitidine product, people started to consider filing Zantac cases and a Zantac cancer lawsuit.

The essential thrust of any Zantac cancer trials and lawsuits is that the N Nitrosodimethylamine N.D.M.A. in Zantac (a popular drug to treat heartburn or acid reflux sold over the counter) might give you cancer after taking it.

Use of Drug Linked to PancreatitisThe latest report to surface regarding Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors in the same drug family has added yet another serious side effect to the growing list. The FDA has already launched an investigation into reports that have linked the medicines to ketoacidosis, which results when ketone levels create excessive acids in the blood. Now we can add pancreatitis to the list of side effects, and this one is serious as it is a rare and very deadly condition that results from the inflammation of the pancreas. This latest news will not bode well for the maker of Invokana, which is already the subject of numerous lawsuits.

The Current Side Effects Associated with Invokana

To understand the side effects associated with Invokana, you need to understand the mechanics of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and how the medication works to reduce blood sugar in type-2 diabetics. One of the ways in which glucose is eliminated from the body is through our urine and Invokana prevents the kidneys from reabsorbing excess glucose, thus passing it through the urine instead of back into the blood stream. Due to these mechanics, the following side effects are now suspected and linked to the medication.

pharmaceutical complicationOff label drugs are medications that are prescribed by doctors for purposes other than what they were originally intended or received approval for. The practice of prescribing off label medications is far more wide spread and common than most people believe and as an increasing number of people are experiencing adverse effects of medications that were rushed to market, the question of who has the responsibility and oversight of regulating these forms of prescriptions becomes more prevalent. You may be alarmed or even angry once you understand the answer to this question and the manner in which big pharmaceutical companies get away with marketing medications that are harmful or deadly while making enormous profits off of the infirm without a care in the world about the repercussions.

How are Off Label Medications Prescribed?

The nagging question that most people have concerning medications that are prescribed for reasons other than they were designed or intended is how or why doctors are allowed to place patients on the meds in the first place. In truth, the process of gaining approval by the Food and Drug Administration and subsequent oversight over the prescribing and administration of medications is so full of loop holes that it may require a complete overhaul for the sake of the average person’s wellbeing.