What is Avandia?
Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) manufactured by (GlaxoSmithKline) is an oral anti-diabetic agent which acts primarily by increasing insulin sensitivity. Avandia was approved by the FDA in 1999 and has been used by millions of Americans with diabetes.
What is Avandia prescribed for?
Avandia is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 (“adult-onset” or “non insulin dependent”) diabetes mellitus (“high blood sugar”) a serious and life threatening disease.
What are the dangers associated with Avandia?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are aware of a potential safety issue related to Avandia.
June 14, 2007 – Safety data from 42 controlled clinical trials compared patients taking Avandia with patients not using the drug. The studies included nearly 28,000 patients, 15,560 of who were taking Avandia. The researchers found the risk of a heart attack was increased 43 percent among those taking Avandia. There is also a 64 percent increased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes while taking the drug. The implications of these discoveries were considered enough of a public health matter to have caused the New England Journal of Medicine to release the findings several weeks before they appeared in print.
What can I do if I have been injured by Avandia?
Beasley Allen is currently investigating potential Avandia lawsuits for people that suffered death or catastrophic injury from a cardiac event after ingesting Avandia for at least 12 weeks, if this is you or a loved one you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!