Thank you for your report on AMIODARONE. Did you know there is a class action lawsuit? You may be eligible for damages.
I have posted your Amiodarone report in Iodine References, chapter Lawsuits.
Here is more SHOCKING information on this drug:
Generic name: Coradone, Pacerone
Date Approved: January 5, 1999
Manufacturer: Wyeth Ayerst
Status: On the market
Approved Uses: Irregular heart beat, Atrial fibrillation, Atrial flutte
Serious Side Effects:
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Amiodarone, manufactured by Wyeth Ayerst, is only to be used to treat life-threatening irregular heartbeats (ventricular arrhythmias) only when no alternative treatment has worked or has been tolerated.
Some doctors prescribe Amiodarone for off-label use without informing their patients of possible side effects or advising them that the FDA had not approved their treatment as safe and effective. In 2004 doctors prescribed Amiodarone to approximately 2.3 million patients, and 82 percent of these prescriptions were not for approved conditions. Sever side effects including lung damage, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), and blindness are associated with Amniodrone. Many patients experiencing these side effects said their doctor did not adequately inform them of the risks associated with this drug. In certain studies, up to 17% of patients suffered from lung damage with 10% of patients dying as a result of these lung damages.
Seek medical attention if you are experienceing:
Shorteness of breath; wheezing; other trouble breathing
Nausea or vomiting; passing dark-colored urine; unusually tired; have yellow
Skin or stomach pain
Faintness or light-headedness
Cough; chest pain; or spitting up blood
Changes in your heart beat, such as a pounding heart; very rapid or very slow
If you belive that you have been injured by Amiodarone, contact the law offices of Keller & Keller LLP for free legal advice of confidence.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wyeth and several other makers of the heart drug amiodarone on behalf of patients and their families. The suit alleges that there has been a scheme by drug makers for the past 20 years to pressure physicians to prescribe the drug for unapproved uses while concealing and downplaying its risks. The suit further claims that the highly toxic drug continues to be prescribed to millions of patients nationwide without the detailed consumer warnings promised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more than a year ago.
Register your Amiodarone Case
If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a this class action please click the link below to submit your complaint.
A Google Search is LOADED with horror stories about this drug.