Advil Lawsuit | Advil Side-Effects Lawsuit | Advil Side Effects: Heart Attack, Stroke
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Advil, a popular over-the-counter medication that many people use for pain relief, causes an increase risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Advil and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) already carried a warning that they may cause heart attack or stroke. However, after reviewing data and the recommendation from its advisory committees, the FDA strengthened its existing warning to say that NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events. The FDA said it will direct manufacturers of NSAID drugs, such as Advil, Aleve, Celebrex and Motrin IB, to update the safety labels of their medications to reflect the new warning. The agency cautioned patients taking NSAIDs to immediately seek medical attention if they have such symptoms as chest pain, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, weakness in one part or side of their body or slurred speech. The FDA’s new warning does not apply to aspirin, which is also a NSAID.
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm451800.htm, July 9, 2015]
The Advil lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently investigating NSAID and Advil side-effects lawsuits. Our nationwide law firm understands how a heart attack or stroke may cause serious injuries that can alter your way of life. Wright & Schulte LLC focuses on obtaining justice for the victims of harmful drug side effects. If you have suffered a heart attack or stroke due to taking Advil or other NSAIDs, such as Celebrex, Motrin IB or Aleve, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a FREE Advil lawsuit case evaluation by completing the form on the right side of the page or call us at 1-800-399-0795.
Advil Pain Relief
Advil (ibuprofen) tablets, caplets and gels are available over-the-counter and with a prescription to treat headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pains, muscle aches, backaches, menstrual pain and aches and pains of the common cold. NSAIDs like Advil, Aleve Celebrex, Motrin IB work by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals linked to pain and inflammation. NSAIDs reduce pain and inflammation by blocking these chemicals. People who have cardiovascular disease, particularly those who recently had a heart attack or cardiac bypass surgery, are at the greatest risk for cardiovascular adverse events associated with NSAIDs.
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm451800.htm, July 9, 2015]
FDA and NSAID Studies
Prior to strengthening its warning, the FDA said it reviewed clinical and observational studies that examined cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks associated with several NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil and Motrin. One of the studies, published online in The Lancet in May 2013, showed that individuals who took high doses of certain NSAIDs had a 33 percent higher risk of experiencing a stroke, heart attack or early death. Researchers also found that ibuprofen significantly increased major coronary events, but not major vascular events.The study further found that the risk of heart failure was roughly doubled by all NSAIDs, and all NSAID regimens increased upper gastrointestinal complications.
[thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60900-9/abstract, May 30, 2013]
Also reviewed by the FDA was a study published in International Journal of Stroke that used data from the Danish National Registry database to examine the risk of ischemic stroke (obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain) and hemorrhagic stroke (a rupture of a weakened blood vessel that bleeds into the brain) associated with NSAID use in healthy people. Researchers selected over 1 million healthy individuals (median age 39 years) who used at least one NSAID for a short period of time and in low doses. The study found that high doses of ibuprofen (Advil) and diclofenac (Cambia, Voltaren) were associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke. Diclofenac was also associated with increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke and so was naproxen (Aleve) in healthy individuals.
[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23088217, Volume 9, Issue 7, October 2014]
Advil Lawsuit Evaluations
If you or someone you love have experienced a heart attack or stroke while using Advil or other NSAIDs such as Aleve, Celebrex, or Motrin IB, you may be eligible to file an Advil or NSAID side-effects lawsuit. Our experienced Advil lawyers will discuss the legal options available to you to pursue monetary compensation for losses that you or your loved one experienced due to Advil or NSAID side effects.
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Advil Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Advil lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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