When there is an issue with a product that endangers the consumers, the product will be recalled. This year, a drug called Clopidogrel was voluntarily recalled by International Laboratories, LLC in January because it was mislabeled, which could lead consumers to take the wrong drug or wrong dose. While the product had the label “Clopidogrel Tablets USP 75 mg,” there’s a chance the product contains Simvastatin Tablets USP 10 mg.
Claims against drug companies can be difficult for someone to handle on their own. When your health is concerned, you want to make sure someone is acting in your best interests. A Lexington product liability lawyer from Golden Law Office can help you protect your rights.
What Dangers Does the Mislabeled Drug Have?
Taking the Simvastatin could have the following side effects:
- Reactions Associated with Simvastatin. This includes symptoms like heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, headaches, joint pain, and memory problems. Side effects like confusion, fever, weight gain, weakness, shortness of breath, or atrial fibrillation are more serious and could possibly be life threatening.
- Fetal Harm for Pregnant Women.
- Myopathy (Muscular Disease).
- Allergic Reactions. This could be a rash, swelling, or trouble breathing.
Severe reactions could be deadly. Patients should contact their doctor if they’re experiencing any of these side effects.
This product was sent to distribution centers in Arkansas, Georgie, Indiana, California, and Maryland, but it was distributed nationwide and can also be in U.S. retail stores.
Clopidogrel tablets is a blood thinner that people take if they have acute coronary syndrome, peripheral arterial disease, or have recently had a stroke or myocardial infarction. Missing a dose of this medicine is dangerous. The patient’s risk of heart attack or stroke increases and could possible be deadly. Anyone taking this drug should speak to their doctor or health care provider before stopping the use of Clopidogrel.
This mislabeled product puts many people at risk. The company that made the mistake should be held accountable for their negligence. If you’ve been hurt by this product, get in touch with Golden Law Office today and schedule a free consultation.