Adipex Lawsuit

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Adipex Lawsuit

What is Adipex?


Adipex (generic name phentermine) is a stimulant that serves as an appetite suppressant. Adipex is effective by manipulating the central nervous system; when used with an exercise and diet regimen, the drug is effective in treating obesity for people facing high risk factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes and/or high blood pressure.


All users of Adipex must take the drug exactly as prescribed by their doctor or medical professional. Never take Adipex in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Always follow the directions on the prescription label. Failing to abide by Adipex prescription directions will result in an increase of Adipex side effects.

Adipex Side Effects:


You should seek emergency medical help if you display any signs of an allergic reaction to Adipex. You should also contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Adipex side effects:

• Shortness of breath is an Adipex side effect

• Chest pain (feeling as if you will pass out) is a common Adipex side effect

• Pounding heartbeat or fluttering in the chest is a Adipex side effect

• Feelings of extreme sadness or happiness is an Adipex side effect

• Adipex side effects also include dangerously high blood pressure, blurred vision, buzzing in the ears, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath and chest pains.

• Less serious Adipex side effects include headaches, tremors and dizziness

• Adipex side effects, of the common variety, also include feeling hyperactive or restless

This is not a complete list of Adipex side effects. If others occur or if the Adipex side effects listed above are severe or persistent please call your doctor or healthcare provider for advice. You may also report the occurrence to the United States Food and Drug Administration at 1-800-FDA-1088

Adipex Lawsuits:


As an anorectic drug, Adipex works by increasing blood pressure and heart rate while simultaneously decreasing appetite. Adipex is a short-term appetite suppressant that is prescribed to people who are obese or facing increased health risks. Although effective in decreasing one’s appetite, Adipex—when combined with other diet drugs—can cause severe lung and heart damage, including primary pulmonary hypertension. PPH is a severe and potentially-life threatening heart condition; it causes high blood pressure in the lungs that create a feeling of fainting and fatigue. If you have been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and have taken Adipex, you may—with the help of an experienced lawyer—be eligible for an Adipex settlement.


Investigations conducted by the Mayo Clinic uncovered 24 cases of heart valve disease in patients using Adipex and Pondimin (fen-phen). Other studies found that of 291 patients who are treated with Adipex or Redux in combination with phentermine, one third exhibited abnormal echocardiograms.


If you believe that you qualify for damages—in the form of an Adipex settlement—you should file a legal complaint with an experienced lawyer or government body to join a class action Adipex lawsuit.


Adipex lawsuits are not common; however, when the drug is combined with other weight loss drugs, grounds for securing an Adipex settlement may be achieved. Before taking Adipex please inform your healthcare provider if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Furuxone, Marplan, Nardiol, Azilect, Emsam, Zelapar or Parnate in the past two weeks. Combining these drugs can lead to life-altering side effects.


Historically, the bulk of Adipex lawsuits stem from the combination of Adipex with other diet drugs (such as Phen-Fen or Redux). This combination increases the odds of causing a rare fatal lung disorder (PHP). Because the dangers are known, the odds of successfully filing Adipex lawsuits are rare. That being said, if you feel that Adipex was the primary cause of developing any of the aforementioned illnesses you may be entitled to Adipex settlements. Consulting with a medical malpractice lawyer, a products liability lawyer or a prescription lawyer is recommended if you wish to file an Adipex lawsuit.

Sources:

1.    https://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/new00575.html

2.    https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/Postmarket

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