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ANTIARRHYTHMIC MEDICATION MAY INCREASE RISK OF HEART AND LIVER FAILURE

Multaq (dronedarone) is an antiarrhythmic medication prescribed to treat patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFL). The heart medication is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and was approved in 2009 by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Multaq is used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with AF and AFL. Millions of people suffering from these heart rhythm disorders take Multaq each year.

Adverse reactions connected to Multaq include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

Multaq has been linked to other serious side effects, including heart failure, liver injury, and hypokalemia. In addition, results from animal testing revealed harm to the fetus when taking Multaq. Women are advised to use contraception when taking Multaq.

MULTAQ CAN CAUSE SEVERE HEART FAILURE

In 2007, a clinical study called ANDROMEDA was ended early due to troubling results regarding the use of Multaq. The dangerous heart medication caused double the death rate compared to placebo.

Another trial in 2011, PALLAS, was also halted due to safety concerns regarding Multaq. Multaq was shown to increase the rates of not only heart failure but stroke and death from cardiovascular events. These occurred in patients with permanent AF and were at an increased risk of having a cardiovascular episode.

ACUTE LIVER FAILURE AND LIVER INJURY REPORTED WITH MULTAQ USAGE

Multaq was been linked to the increased risk of developing liver injury and liver failure that requires a transplant. Symptoms of liver injury or failure include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Anorexia
  • Dark urine
  • Itching

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED DANGEROUS DRUG ATTORNEY

Heart medications like Multaq have been shown to cause severe illness and injury. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dangerous heart disease drug, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys is available 24/7, nights and weekends. Let us hear your claim and provide you with a free case evaluation. If you have been injured by a dangerous drug, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

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