Avandia, manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline, is a drug used to treat patients who have Type-II diabetes. This disease is also referred to as adult onset diabetes. Avandia is in that class of medications known as thiazolidonediones, which have been linked to liver and cardiovascular problems, such as congestive heart failure.
In May of 2007, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine analyzed the link between Avandia use and increased risk of heart attacks. The study found patients taking Avandia were at a 43% higher risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular complications. Other scientists have also raised issues about Avandia, including whether more tests should have been done to assess the drug’s safety before it was offered to patients. Injuries associated with the use of Avandia can include:
Suthers Law Firm is investigating cases in which an individual suffered a heart attack, ischemic stroke or some other cardiac-related event while taking Avandia for Type-II diabetes. If you or someone you know has experienced any of the foregoing problems, contact us online or call us on our toll free number, 1-800-320-2384, to set up a FREE consultation.