St. John's Wort & PPH
Dangers of St. John’s Wort
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) has been linked to usage of St. John’s Wort. In fact, St. John’s Wort, a herbal remedy, is used to treat many medical conditions, including depression, sleep disorder, mental stress, anxiety and nerve pain. St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is also known as hypericum, Klamath weed and goat weed. Despite its popularity, St. John’s Wort is not proven for this use and, in fact, research has shown St. John’s Wort to be no more an effective therapy for moderate to severe depression than a placebo and often causes severe problems and dangerous drug interactions when used with Indinavir, Irinotecan, Cyclosporine, Digoxin, Digoxin, Digoxin, Warfarin, Birth control pills and Antidepressants. In 2000, the FDA issued a warning about serious and possibly deadly drug interactions when used with St. John’s Wort. Further, when St John’s Wort is combined with some antidepressants, St. John's Wort may actually increase the side effects such as nausea, depression, anxiety, headache, and mental confusion. Recent medical studies have linked St. John’s Wort and PPH - Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Other herbal diet pills and nutritional suplements with ephedra, ma huang
or PPA-phenylpropanolamine have also been linked to causing PPH. Click here for more information concerning other causes
St. John’s Wort & PPH Lawsuit
If you or a loved one or friend taken St. John’s wort and developed primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) or Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), then contact our office to discuss your legal options. We have represented hundreds of clients with serious and dangerous side effects from the use of diet drugs including many that have been diagnosed with PPH after using Fen-Phen, Redux, Pondimin, ephedra, ma huang and St John's Wort extract. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical treatment, pain & suffering, mental anguish and other legal damages and losses that you have suffered. We will evaluate your PPH St John’s Wort case free of charge and inform you of your legal rights and legal options.
Talk to a PPH Lawyer about St. John’s Wort Side Effects
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If you or a loved one took diet drugs and recently have been given a diagnosis of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH), idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension, PAH or pulmonary hypertension, then call us for a Free PPH Lawsuit Consultation. Talk to a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with over 20+ years of product liability trial experience that understands the complications of PPH, legal options for patients with PPH and diet drug related PPH lawsuits and litigation.
Since 1997, we have aggressively represented PPH patients in diet drug lawsuits against the makers of Fen -Phen, Redux and PPH lawsuits against the nutritional supplement industry on herbal ephedrine / ephedra / ma huang PPH lawsuits. Get PPH Lawsuit Help. Talk to a PPH Attorney now. Call Toll Free 1-800-883-9858 or E-mail us.
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PPH INFO & FAQs
What are the most common PPH Symptoms? Primary Pulmonary Hypertension symptoms may include, Shortness of Breath, Constantly tired, no stamina, chest pains, ankle swelling, water retention, swelling in feet, fainting, bluish lips or skin tones and excessive fatigue after mild to moderate exertion.
How does the Fen Phen Settlement affect a PPH claim or is it too late to file a PPH Lawsuit ? Under the terms of the diet drug class action settlement can PPH victims can still file a separate lawsuit? Call us to discuss your particular facts of your PPH case.
What is PPH? PPH or primary pulmonary hypertension is condition is often fatal and is primarily found in female patients aged 20-40 years old. PPH a rare condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs is abnormally high. The cause of PPH - primary pulmonary hypertension is believed to be linked to certain diet drugs, weight loss drugs Pondimin (fenfluramine), diet drug combination Fen-Phen, and Redux (Dexfenfluramine), ephedra, ma huang and other natural ephedrine alkaloids. It is considered a progressive lung disease, often leading to congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, and eventually death. Some PPH patients improve their life expectancy greatly with heart, lung and/or heart lung transplants.
What is the Life Expectancy of a PPH Patient? Sadly, once diagnosed with PPH, the average PPH survival rate is three years. Pregnant women with PPH, have higher rate of maternal mortality. PPH and pregnancy is a bad combination. Drug therapy is a treatment option for a woman with PPH while pregnant. PPH medical treatment options available to people with PPH include anticoagulants, Flolan, Tracleer, diuretics, vasodilators, calcium channel blocking drugs and supplemental oxygen.
The last time I ever took Fen Phen, Pondimin or Redux was back in 1997, but recently I have been diagnosed with PPH or Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Is it too late to file a PPH claim or lawsuit? How long can I wait till I file a PPH lawsuit? Due to possible running of an applicable Statute of Limitations (filing deadlines for a PPH Lawsuit), it is VERY IMPORTANT that you discuss this with an PPH attorney experienced with clients with PPH and with a proven track record of hard work and dedication to his clients. In some states, the PPH victim may only have up to ONE YEAR to file a PPH lawsuit or litigation from the date of the diagnosis or injury. Filing deadlines for PPH claims in other states may be longer.
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