UPDATE January 2024:
This article was originally written/published in 2022. Haggerty Silverman & Justice is no longer able to help people with this specific type of claim.
Many people rely on medications for healthier living. Medications can treat a wide variety of health issues, but most have side effects. When people know the side effects, they can make an informed decision if the risk of side effects is worth the benefit. That is why the irbesartan recall is important. Irbesartan can cause harmful side effects not listed with the medication.
Anyone still taking irbesartan is urged to immediately contact their medical provider. Do not alter your medicinal regimen until you discuss it with your doctor as it may cause further injury.
The irbesartan recall highlights an ongoing manufacturing issue affecting various medications. An impurity introduced during manufacturing can cause serious health problems. The effects have been harrowing for numerous consumers, and it may only get worse.
Here is the information you need to know about irbesartan lawsuits:
What Is Irbesartan?
Irbesartan is used to combat high blood pressure, hypertension, and chronic heart failure. It can also be used to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. Irbesartan is available by prescription only.
What Does Irbesartan Do?
Irbesartan is considered an angiotensin II receptor blocker (sometimes called an ARB). It functions by blocking a natural substance in the body that causes blood vessels to tighten.
Side Effects of Irbesartan
Several harmful side effects can occur in irbesartan users. Patients are supplied a list of side effects associated with irbesartan. However, contamination in manufacturing irbesartan can cause additional, undisclosed side effects.
Does Irbesartan Cause Cancer?
Irbesartan has been recalled over concerns of high levels of cancer-causing carcinogens. The carcinogens aren’t part of the prescription, but are introduced in the manufacturing process. In 2018, Valsartan (a similar medication) was recalled due to the same contamination.
The FDA revealed, “As part of Lupin’s ongoing assessment, analysis revealed that certain tested API batches (but not finished product batches) were above the specification limit for the impurity, N-nitrosoirbesartan. Although Lupin has received no reports of illness that appear to relate to this issue, the company, out of an abundance of caution, is recalling all batches of Irbesartan Tablets USP 75mg, 150mg, and 300mg and irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP, 150mg/12.5mg and 300mg/12.5mg in the US.”
Several irbesartan lawsuits have been filed and we expect to see more in the future as people discover the harm caused by this medication. People who suffered severe liver damage or develop specific cancer related to irbesartan use may be eligible for compensation.
Holding Lupin Pharmaceuticals Accountable
Lupin Pharmaceuticals must be held accountable for its negligence. As a pharmaceutical company, it is important to take product safety seriously. Pharmaceutical companies that neglect product safety tests and fail to warn consumers of side effects have a responsibility to the people harmed by their products.
When To Talk To A Lawyer
If you or your loved one developed cancer or severe liver damage after taking irbesartan, there may be financial compensation available. A personal injury attorney may be able to help you with an irbesartan lawsuit. Contact a personal injury lawyer today. You may have a legal claim against the manufacturer and distributor.
Merely taking irbesartan is not enough for a successful irbesartan lawsuit. However, you should discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. It is important for you and your doctor to closely monitor your health if you have taken irbesartan.
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