Lipitor Lawyer: Statin Drugs Cause Muscle Damage in 98%Written by Anna Henningsgaard
Doctors have been encouraged to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins quite liberally. Patients who suffer heart attacks often have elevated levels of cholesterol, so statins like Lipitor are prescribed to lower cholesterol. There have been no conclusive studies to prove full effectiveness of these drugs, however, and some doctors worry that reducing cholesterol simply takes away warning signs of heart disease. The drug companies also claim that statin drugs have a low, nearly nonexistent incidence of side effects. These claims are based on trials of drug on a carefully screened group of people, hardly a representative selection of general public. Considering rigorous selection process for drug trials, it is hardly a surprise that 51% of prescription drugs found to have serious adverse side effects not detected prior to FDA approval.
As many as 98% of people using Lipitor or similar statin drugs experience muscle weakness. This is because statins break down muscle tissue. A similar drug, Baycor, was removed from market earlier this year after it caused muscle breakdown so severe that patientsí muscles broke down and flooded their kidneys with toxins. Twenty-six Baycor users died from muscle failure.
Though muscle damage, sometimes debilitating muscle pain and disintegration, is most common side effect, statins have been found to cause many other serious adverse effects. Patients taking Lipitor have had a higher incidence of cancer, neuropathy, heart failure, dizziness, memory failure, and depression. The extent of these problems is far greater than anybody realizes because doctors often diagnose these side effects as problems relating to original risk of heart disease, not drug prescribed to treat it.
Lamisil Side Effects Lawyer: Lamisil TabletWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
While recent Lamisil commercial featuring Digger, a disgusting cartoon fungus, is still fresh in our mind (who could forget imagery of a toenail being pulled back and colorful germs crawling in?) it is a good time to look at side effects of this seemingly innocuous drug. Despite disturbing advertising campaign, who would have guessed that an antifungal tablet could have so many negative side effects?
The drug comes in both cream and tablet form and is used to fight nail fungus, athleteís foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It can also be used to treat tinea veriscolor, an infection that produces brown, tan, or white spots on a personís torso. Lamisil tablets do not work right away, and full result cannot be seen for months. Perhaps it is this necessarily long exposure period that contributes to worst of Lamisilís side effects. The exact side effects resulting from Lamisil cannot be anticipated because possibilities are so diverse. Inform a doctor of any suspected side effects as soon as possible.
Lamisil tablets have been found to cause diarrhea, indigestion, rash, abdominal pain, gas, hives, itching, nausea, taste disturbances, vision problems, fatigue, flue, hair loss, joint pain, liver problems, aches, and vomiting. Vision problems resulting from Lamisil tablets have been diagnosed as serious changes and possible damage to retina of eye. Lamisil tablets can cause rare, possibly fatal liver disease and, in rare cases, caused severe skin reactions. Stop using Lamisil immediately if you develop a skin rash and call your doctor immediately, as these too can be fatal. Lamisil has not been tested safely on children, nor should it be used by pregnant women or women who are breast feeding. GA