Avandia Linked to Heart Failure and Stroke

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Non-smoking individuals with Type 2 Diabetes who were prescribed Avandia and suffered serious health complications, such as heart attack, stroke, or heart failure, may have legal recourse. Family members of individuals who have died because of Avandia side effects may also be eligible to recover compensation for their loss.
Damages
Avandia has been linked to congestive heart failure, heart damage, heart attack, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, macular edema, and sudden cardiac death. Bone fractures have also been reported in females.
Company(ies)
GlaxoSmithKline
Additional Details
Avandia was introduced in 1999 and was designed to be a safer alternative to drugs that were previously available. It is prescribed to diabetes patients as part of a treatment program for type 2 diabetics that includes diet restrictions and a regular exercise.
Date
This product has not been recalled, but the FDA issued a safety warning for Avandia in May 2007. Furthermore, in September 2010, the FDA placed strict restrictions on Avandia, making it a drug of last resort for diabetes patients.