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Merck Recalls Entire Supply of Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Merck & Co. announced Tuesday that it is recalling the entire U.S. stock of the combination cholesterol drug Liputruzet citing defects that could reduce effectiveness.

About the Liptruzet Recall

  • According to ABC, the recall affects every batch of Liptruzet since it original launch date last May.
  • Liptruzet, which is available in four dose strengths, combines two common cholesterol drugs which work together to reduce levels of LDL with the overall goal of reducing a patient’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke.
  • The company stated that some of the foil pouches that hold the pills may allow air and moisture inside, potentially decreasing the drug’s effectiveness and/or changing its properties.

Side Effects of Liptruzet

Aside from the recall, the following adverse events have been linked to Liptruzet use:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Necrotizing myopathy
  • Tendon rupture
  • Hepatic failure
  • Hypersensitive reactions
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Death
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If you or a loved one have been injured by or have developed serious side-effects from the use of recalled medications or pharmaceuticals, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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