Millions of people in the United States face the risk of suffering from what is known as a cardiac event, which can include a heart attack or a stroke. As a result of this seriously problematic risk faced by so many people, different medications have become available that help with the preventative care necessary to minimize these risks. One of the leading medications in this regard is known as Plavix.
However, reports of serious Plavix side effects have surfaced in recent times, and these alleged side effects are not only extremely dangerous, but many times they are deadly. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using this medication, you need to seek the help of experienced Plavix side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to this troubling issue.
Plavix is a medication that’s the result of a research and manufacturing partnership that exists between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, a French company. Together they formulated this medication that has been commonly prescribed by doctors in conjunction with a protocol of aspirin. It was believed that this combination would help people lower the risks they face with regards to heart attacks and strokes. Overall, the drug has generated nearly $4 billion in revenue.
Unfortunately, reports of serious Plavix side effects soon began to surface, and these alleged side effects are not only dangerous, but they are analogous to the very risks that the medication is supposed to minimize. The first warning came about when the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study that concluded that the use of Plavix and aspirin not only failed to reduce the risk of a second heart attack suffered by patients, but that this combination actually doubled that risk.
In addition, a recent study being performed by The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) regarding the possibilities of stroke prevention was halted because of the increased risk of developing bleeding and even death when using Plavix and aspirin as opposed to simply using aspirin. Simply put, the dangers were seen as too high for the study to continue.
Clearly, there are dangers present when using this medication, particularly since it is having the opposite effect of what is intended in many people who have used it. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using Plavix, you need to seek the help of experienced Plavix lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of injured patients for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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