Redux Lawyer Discusses Fen-Phen FadWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
In early nineties, Redux was original miracle diet pill. A predecessor to fenphen, Redux was just “fen”, fenfluramine in form dexfenfluramine. The drug increased production of seratonin, which gave brain feelings of satiety, or fullness. Overweight people felt a great responsibility lifted from their shoulders. In Redux, drug industry promised a thin, healthy body without painful exercise or unpleasant diet restrictions! Within three months, doctors were writing 85,000 prescriptions for Redux every week.
We now know how this story ends. Like most miracle drugs, Redux was too good to be true. The increase of seratonin caused people using Redux to be moody and disconsolate. Soon fenfluramine cocktail drug fenphen replaced Redux on shelves. This is not end of story, however. Soon after thousands of Americans had swallowed fenphen pills, mortality reports began coming in.
Redux and fenphen work same way, by flooding brain with chemicals that trigger that full feeling. Because patient feels full, they do not feel need to eat. The drug imparts a comfortable form of anorexia. While this is unhealthy in and of itself, denying patient essential nutrients, it was not worst aspect of drug. The drug did not simply elevate seratonin levels in brain, it flooded whole blood stream with seratonin. When this chemical reached heart it weakened heart valves, causing massive heart valve disease in people using either fenfluramine drug, Redux or fenphen.
Ativan Side Effects LawyerWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
The drug Lorazepan is marketed under names Alzapam, Ativan, Loraz, Lorazepam, Intensol. Ativan is safest form of this type of drug because it has less of an effect on liver than other benzodiazepines, which means that a patient can take it in conjunction with other liver affecting medications like birth control pills, anti-abuse drugs, propranolol, and ulcer medications. However, Ativan also has dangerous side effects. If you or a loved one suffer from any of these harmful side effects, stop taking drug immediately and contact both a doctor and a lawyer. Drugs are meant to improve your health and wellbeing and if Ativan threatens you or makes you sicker you have a right to take your injuries to court.
Ativan is a mild tranquilizer with many different applications, and depending on how it is used it can cause different side effects. Ativan is commonly used to relieve anxiety, to calm manic schizophrenics, and as an intravenous pre-surgery relaxant. Ativan may also be used to cure such diverse maladies as alcohol withdrawal symptoms, to treat serial seizures in children, to promote amnesia, and to relax severe vomiting of patients after chemotherapy.
The dangerous side effects of Ativan, however, are just as diverse. Many patients suffer from allergic reactions that manifest in difficulty breathing, closing of throat, and swollen lips, face, and tongue. Some people develop open sores in mouth and throat or yellowed skin and eyes or a widespread rash. Some patients even suffer from hallucinations, severe confusion, and changes in vision. As you can imagine, these side effects seriously threaten quality of life of patients using Ativan. In addition, it has negative reactions with many ordinary drugs like antacids. ga