Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a drug, developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. However, since the approval of the drug the FDA has continued monitoring several heart related adverse effects that were of concern during clinical trials. In 2006 & 2007, the FDA requested that the labeling for the drug be changed as new data showed the potential risks of the drug.
Since 2006 Avandia users have reported numerous side effects, some of which caused severe medical problems:
- Headaches and back pain
- Swelling or water weight gain (edema)
- Bone fractures in upper arms, hands, and feet
- Vision problems, including partial blindness
- Upper respiratory infections, similar to colds
- Heart disease, heart attack
- Increased risk of stroke
- Liver failure
Have you or a loved one been physically injured by the type 2 diabetes drug Avandia? If so, contact our Avandia lawsuit lawyers to learn more on how you can be compensated for your suffering.
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