Philadelphia Defective Drugs Lawyer
Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
Our Defective Erectile-Drug Attorneys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pennsauken, New Jersey Help Consumers
The advent of erectile dysfunction drugs in the late 1990s proved to be a benefit for both men who suffered impotence and the profit margins of drug makers. Beginning with the release of VIAGRA® in 1998, followed later by Cialis® and LEVITRA®, millions of men purchased the drugs. The labeling for these drugs contains a warning that taking them with nitrate drugs, usually prescribed for cardiovascular problems, can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, leading to fainting and even heart failure. Additionally, in July 2005 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved label updates for VIAGRA®, Cialis®, and LEVITRA® warning consumers that these drugs can cause non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). In laymen’s terms, NAION is loss of vision, partial or complete. Several cases of NAION have been reported by users of erectile dysfunction drugs. If you have taken an erectile dysfunction medication and have suffered heart problems, vision loss, or other injury, contact our defective drug attorneys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Pennsauken, New Jersey. You should not have to tolerate a drug maker’s negligence. Our defective drug attorneys in Philadelphia or Pennsauken will aggressively pursue your case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
As with arthritis drugs, cholesterol drugs, diet drugs, pain drugs, hormone drugs, and other pharmaceutical agents, erectile dysfunction drugs can pose a danger to consumers. Our Philadelphia defective drug lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have compiled the following information to help consumers fully understand the implications of taking erectile dysfunction drugs.
At least 50 cases of NAION blindness associated with VIAGRA® have been reported to the FDA. The prominent consumer-protection group Public Citizen noted in a petition to the FDA for stricter warnings on erectile dysfunction drugs that VIAGRA® has been tied to more cases of NAION than any other drug. Critics have said that VIAGRA® drug maker Pfizer and the FDA disregarded the danger, noting that although the first Viagra-related NAION vision loss case was reported in 2000, labeling changes were not made until 2005. Other serious side effects of VIAGRA® include stroke, heart palpitations, and urinary infections. If you have taken VIAGRA® and have suffered harm, contact our Philadelphia defective drug attorneys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Pennsauken, New Jersey right away. We will provide a free case evaluation, and if we take your case, there will be no charge for services unless we successfully obtain compensation for you.
The consumer-advocacy group Public Citizen found that case reports of NAION vision loss were 25 times higher for Cialis® and 18 times higher for VIAGRA® than in reports from people taking Lipitor®, a cholesterol-reducing drug used by patients with similar cardiovascular risk factors. As with other erectile dysfunction drugs, Cialis® taken in combination with nitrate medicines or alpha-blockers (used to treat high blood pressure and prostate problems) can cause a precipitous drop in blood pressure, resulting in dizziness, fainting, or even a heart attack or stroke. If you have used Cialis® and have suffered serious side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Shein Law to schedule a consultation with our defective drug attorneys to receive a free case evaluation and expert legal advice.
The FDA included LEVITRA® in its warning to consumers about NAION blindness because LEVITRA®, like VIAGRA® and Cialis®, is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. Also, like the other two erectile dysfunction drugs, it can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure when taken with other medications, and it has been known to cause urinary tract infections, dyspepsia, strokes, and priapism, a persistent, prolonged erection lasting more than four hours that can cause permanent damage to the penis. The defective drug attorneys at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pennsauken, New Jersey Shein Laws will provide you complete information about your rights when erectile dysfunction drugs cause you injury. Our attorneys have extensive experience in pharmaceutical litigation and will build a strong case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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For expert legal help and a free case evaluation if you have suffered serious side effects after taking an erectile dysfunction drug, contact the Shein Law’s defective drug lawyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Pennsauken, New Jersey today. At no cost to you, our attorneys will thoroughly research your case and, if your claim has merit, will provide you the solid legal backing you need to help you get full compensation for your injuries. Call 1-877-743-4652.