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Multaq  Linked to Severe Liver Failure

The FDA  has issued an alert  concerning the use of the drug dronedarone,  sold under the brand name Multaq. This FDA Multaq warning comes after receiving reports of liver failure in several patients taking the drug .  Multaq is a treatment for patients who are at increased risk of  heart attacks  because of conditions such as  diabetes or high blood pressure.  Since dronedarone's approval in  2009  about 492,000 dronedarone prescriptions have been written  world wide with 147,000 patients filled dronedarone prescriptions  in the US according to the FDA. The dronedarone warning  of its link to liver failure is bad news for a drug that was originally thought to be a blockbuster due to  the Multag side effects.

Dronedarone (Multaq), which was  a highly publicized  drug targeted at atrial fibrillation and sold under the brand name Multaq,  appears to only be  half as effective as the generic drug amiodarone and  has more side.  It was recommended for use only as a second- or third-line drug if all others fail. But now with the new FDA Multaq warning of possible dronedarone liver failure, that will have to be reexamined.  Atrial fibrillation, is a rapid and irregular beat  in the  upper chambers of the heart   and affects over 2 million people in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Common of Multaq Side Effects

In addition to possible Multaq liver failure other side effects include:

  • Diarrhea  
  • General weakness or fatigue
  •  NauseaSkin reactions
  • Stomach pain)
  • A slowed heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion or heartburn

Symptoms of Multaq Liver failure may Include:

  • nausea, and vomiting, Loss of appetite,
  • Upper-right stomach pain
  • Yellow skin jaundice or yellow eyes
  • Very dark urine
  • Itching

All Patients taking Multaq and concerned about the Multaq warning are advised to contact their  Doctors about any concerns relating  to Multaq side effects, but the drug should not be stopped unless under a doctor’s direction.

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of taking  Multaq  or want to find out more about the Multaq warning and have experienced liver problems contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069  or use the contact form for a free case review.

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