Motrin IB Lawsuit | Motrin IB NSAID Lawsuit | Motrin IB Side Effects: Heart Attack, Stroke
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If you are among the millions of Americans who rely on Motrin IB or other NSAIDS to relieve pain, you should know that these medications can increase the likelihood that you will experience a heart attack and stroke. While it’s long been suspected that drugs like Motrin were associated with increased cardiovascular risks, recent studies indicate that this danger is much higher than initially thought. As such, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) heart warnings included on the labels for Motrin IB and other NSAIDs have been strengthened to make it clear that they do increase the chance that a patient will suffer a heart attack or stroke, either of which may prove fatal.
You could be entitled to significant financial compensation if you or someone you love suffered a heart attack or stroke while using Motrin IB. The law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC is committed to ensuring that the victims of defectives drugs obtain the justice they deserve, and our attorneys are now offering free Motrin IB lawsuit legal reviews to anyone who may have experienced Motrin-related cardiovascular problems. If you have suffered a heart attack or stroke due to taking Motrin IB or other NSAIDs, such as Celebrex, Advil or Aleve and are interested in filing a Motrin IB lawsuit, please contact our office today to learn more about your possible legal options.
FDA NSAID Heart Warning
Motrin IB and other NSAID medications are taken regularly by more than 29 million Americans to relieve pain, inflammation, fever, menstrual cramps, and diseases like arthritis. Since 2005, their labeling has including a boxed warning detailing suspected heart risks. But in July 2015, after reviewing data from numerous studies and clinical trials, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) determined that stronger language was needed. The new labeling now states that the drugs definitely cause an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
According to the FDA, Motrin raises the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke within just the first weeks of treatment, and the danger may increase the longer the drug is used and with higher doses. The agency’s review found that this higher risk affects both patients who suffer from heart disease or carry heart disease risk factors, and those who do not. However, the risk is higher for patients with a prior history of heart problems. What’s more, patients who used NSAIDs after a first heart attack were more likely to die within a year compared with patients who did not use the medications. The FDA also warned that NSAIDs like Motrin IB can interfere with the heart protective effects of low-dose aspirin.
The FDA is advising those who use Motrin IB or other NSAIDs to seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Sudden weakness or numbness in one part or side of the body
- Sudden slurred speech
Consumers should also be aware that many medicines contain NSAIDs, including those used for colds, flu, and sleep. As such, it is important to read product labels and avoid taking multiple medicines that contain NSAIDs.
Legal Consultations Now Available to Victims of Motrin IB Heart Attack and Stroke Side Effects and filing a Motrin IB Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free legal consultations to anyone who suffered a heart attack or stroke that may be related to Motrin IB. To learn more about filing a Motrin IB lawsuit, please contact the firm today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.