Samsca Linked to Serious Liver Injury
The drug injury lawyers at Girard Gibbs are currently investigating potential Samsca (tolvaptan) injury lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered liver damage or other serious hepatic side effects while taking or after taking Samsca.
In an FDA Samsca drug warning posted on January 25, 2013, the FDA warns doctors and patients that Samsca has been linked to an increased risk of developing irreversible, life-threatening liver injury. The FDA recommended that healthcare providers promptly perform liver tests in patients who are taking Samsca and experience symptoms that might indicate liver injury, such as:
Right upper abdominal discomfort
Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and/or eyes
If physicians suspect that a patient’s symptoms indicate possible liver (hepatic) injury, the FDA recommends that physicians discontinue the Samsca prescription, institute appropriate treatment, and perform investigations into the probable cause.
FDA Samsca Drug Warning: Risk of Liver Injury
In its warning communication, the FDA stated that Samsca should not be re-initiated in patients with observed symptoms of liver damage unless the cause is definitively determined to be unrelated to treatment with Samsca. Any patient currently taking Samsca should consult their physician before making any changes in their medication regimen.
Samasa Liver Injury? Speak to Our Samsca Injury Lawyers Now
If you or a loved one suffered serious liver injury or other hepatic side effects while taking or after taking Samsca or Tolvaptan, the drug injury lawyers at Girard Gibbs can help. For a free, confidential consultation call us toll free at (866) 981-4800 or fill out the form to your right.
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