North Carolina Fen-Phen lawyer
Fen-Phen was used to combat obesity before it was withdrawn from the market in 1997 due to serious health threats. Adverse health problems linked to Fen-Phen included heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension. The combination drug consists of fenfluramine and phentermine.
American Home Products, now known as Wyeth, marketed fenfluramine, and later, a related drug, dexfenfluramine. While Phentermine was not shown to cause harmful effects, fenfluramine usage was linked to grave consequences.
The use of fenfluramine was linked to the risk of developing PPH (primary pulmonary hypertension), a rare disease that affects the lungs. Wyeth made drugs marketed as Redux and Pondimin, which were used as the fenfluramine half of the Fen-Phen combination formula. Medical studies have linked Pondimin and Redux to heart valve disease.
About one-third of patients sampling Fen-Phen had evidence of heart valve disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study.
Fen-Phen side effects
Side effects experienced by some users of Fen-Phen include:
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heart beat
- Heart problems
Contact a North Carolina product liability lawyer about a potential Fen-Phen lawsuit
Exposure to a dangerous drug can dramatically change your life. At The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we understand and we're prepared to pursue compensation for those injured by Fen-Phen. You have the power to take back control of your life. A determined advocate with our firm may be able to help. Contact a North Carolina product liability lawyer today.
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