The Gallagher Law Firm is currently prosecuting cases involving the narcotic pain medication Darvocet which has been connected to heart attack and death.
Contact The Gallagher Law Firm online or call (713) 238-7705 if you think you or a relative may have suffered from a heart attack or died while taking Darvocet and you are interested in discussing your personal and legal rights concerning a Darvocet lawsuit against one or more neglient parties.
Side Effects & Reasons for Darvocet Lawsuits
Common side effects associated with use of this drug are feeling dizzy or drowsy, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, headache, blurred vision, and dry mouth. More dangerous side effects are shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, chest pain, feeling short of breath, feeling like you might pass out, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice. Do not use Darvocet if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use Darvocet before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
FDA pulls Darvocet
The FDA has asked for immediate (as of November 23, 2010) market withdrawal of all medications containing propoxyphene after receiving new clinical data showing that the drug, even when taken at recommended doses, causes significant changes to the electrical activity of the heart and puts patients at risk of potentially serious or even fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. Five years after Great Britain (2005) and a year after the rest of Europe (2009) removed the popular painkillers the FDA has finally removed the drugs from the U.S. market.
History of Darvocet
Darvocet was created & introduced over 50 years ago by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. Originally approved as a painkiller by the FDA in 1957, it was removed by European regulators in 2005 for a variety of safety reasons. Advocacy groups have petitioned since 1978 for the FDA to remove the drugs from the market in the U.S. After thousands of deaths in patients that have taken this medication, the FDA has finally acted in our best interests.
Call The Gallagher Law Firm at (713) 238-7705 or contact us online if you think you or a relative may have suffered a heart attack or died while taking Darvocet and you are interested in discussing a Darvocet lawsuit and your rights.