Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) caused by Avandia?
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) also referred to as Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) are serious and aggressive heart lung diseases that narrows the blood vessels in the lungs. This narrowing of the blood vessels leads to higher arterial blood pressure within the lung and heart. This increased pulmonary hypertension leads to serious heart and lung damage, heart failure, heart attacks and possible strokes. PPH has been linked to the use of the popular diet drugs known as Fen-Phen, Pondimin, Redux and to herbal nutritional supplements containing ephedra PPH (ma huang), St. John’s Wort PPH and recently a possible link to the use of diabetes drug called Avandia. Avandia distributed by GlaxoSmithKline. Avandia is used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. In 2007, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and GlaxoSmithKline issued a warning letter (Dear Dr. Letter) treating doctors of Avandia patients of a potential link between Avandia and the onset of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
Avandia – A New Worry for Diabetics
When Avandia hit the market in 1999, it was quickly hailed as a “wonder” drug by some. Avandia had great promise for diabetics to help control their type 2 diabetes. Avandia per the manufacturer works best for diabetics that treat their type 2 diabetes by following a strict diet and routine exercise. However Avandia, the wonder drug, quickly became the nightmare drug for some Avandia users, resulting in heart attacks, heart failure and others with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
However, during the first few years it was on the market, complaints began to arise among those taking Avandia regarding the side effects they believed it was causing. The most common side effect was Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, which is a condition that causes the blood vessels in the lungs to narrow, thereby resulting in high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that, if untreated or not treated properly, can lead to much more serious consequences, including heart failure and strokes.
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If you or a loved one have used Avandia to treat type 2 diabetes and you have been diagnosed with heart failure or Primary Pulmonary Hypertension then you may have the legal rights as to a Avandia PPH lawsuit against the makers of Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline. Please call our offices in Houston, Texas and discuss your Avandia -Primary Pulmonary Hypertension lawsuit with us. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. Due to the statute of limitations that apply to each case, it is important that you discuss you unique facts with an attorney that understands products liability case law and that is experienced in handling PPH cases caused by diet drugs, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements and other drug complications such as Avandia.
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