List of Prescription Drug Side Effects

Prescription drugs are a huge industry in America, including in the state of Massachusetts. They most likely affect you and/or your loved ones. With such a giant industry comes a lot of responsibility from the drug manufacturers. These manufacturers make prescription drugs for a variety of health conditions and each comes with certain side effects. If a defective drug led to adverse side effects, you have a right to recover damages for the pain and suffering and medical expenses you may have incurred as a result.

The Law Office of Frank Fernandez has worked with patients who have suffered / are suffering from side effects brought on by the following common drugs:

Accutane – This acne drug has been reported to lead to ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.

Actos – A type II diabetes drug, there have been reported cases of the development of bladder cancer

Effexor – Meant to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, the drug has affected babies in the womb, developing congenital birth defects as well as left outflow heart defect.

Levaquin – Manufactured to treat bacterial infections, there have been reported cases of tendon damage, tendonitis and tendon rupture.

Lexapro – Infants born to mothers who used the SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy have been reported to have developed birth defects, specifically persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

Mirena – The contraceptive intrauterine device has reportedly perforated the uterine wall in women.

NuvaRing – This contraceptive device has been linked to side effects such as blood clots, especially in the lungs, a condition called pulmonary embolism.

Paxil – This SSRI antidepressant drug has affected children in the womb, leading them to be born with omphalocele, craniosynostosis and other birth defects.

Pradaxa – Meant to help prevent strokes and blood clots in patients who have atrial fibrillation, this drug has been linked to excessive, uncontrollable bleeding.

Prozac – This is another SSRI antidepressant drug with adverse side effects. Women carrying a child while on the drug have been reported to give birth to a baby developing congenital birth defects, such as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

Risperdal – Breast tissue production has been linked to this anti-psychotic drug, especially in men.

Testosterone – Testosterone gels have been linked to strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems—even fatality. These gels are known to especially effect people who have poor heart history.

Topamax – Babies of mothers who took this anti-seizure drug during pregnancy have developed congenital birth defects, including oral defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Transvaginal mesh – Transvaginal mesh implant is a common procedure for women and it has been associated with transvaginal mesh erosion and organ damage from the device eroding inside the body.

Wellbutrin – This SNRI antidepressant, when taking by a pregnant woman, can cause the baby to born with serious birth defects, including left outflow heart defect.

Yaz – Pulmonary embolism, a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein, has been linked to this drug meant to prevent ovulation in women.

Zoloft – This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety and other disorders. However, when a baby is exposed to the drug in the womb, it can cause heart defects, ventricular septal defects and atrial septal defects.

Have you or a loved one been affected by any of these drugs, or any other drug not on this list that you think led to adverse side effects? The Law Office of Frank Fernandez in Boston is experienced in handling cases involving side effects from drugs. Contact Frank Fernandez to find out about your potential eligibility for compensation to cover any damages suffered. Use our online form or call 617-393-0250, and we’ll help you understand your rights under Massachusetts state law.