Meridia is a prescription weight loss drug prescribed for weight management among severely obese patients. The drug was voluntarily removed from the market in October 2010 by its manufacturer, Abbot Laboratories, as a result of reports indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among users.
Other dangerous and unforeseen side effects have been associated with taking Meridia, alone or in combination with other medications. These health concerns include:
- Uneven, rapid heart rate
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Agitated state accompanied by high fever, sweating and overactive reflexes
- Vomiting, severe nausea, diarrhea and other intestinal problems
- Rigid, inflexible muscles
- Nose bleeds, heavy blood flow
- Dangerously high blood pressure, resulting in severe headache, blurred vision, anxiety and possible seizures
- Chest pain and heart attack symptoms in the arm and shoulders
If you were taking prescription Meridia to control your weight and suffered any adverse health symptoms as a result, talk to an experienced defective drug litigation attorney at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., in Manhattan. We are recognized as one of New York City’s leading personal injury law firms, with resources to fight aggressively to help you recover money damages from large drug manufacturers like Abbot Laboratories.
Our New York pharmaceutical attorneys will handle everything on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys fees for our services if you do not receive a settlement or win in court. We even offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and explain your legal options for recovering money damages.
Contact us if you have suffered medical harm after using Meridia or any type of dangerous medication.
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