Trasylol Pulled From the Market and Can Only be Used for Investigational Use

By September 25, 2008Dangerous Drugs

According to an announcement made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Bayer’s clotting drug Trasylol will now only be available for investigational use.
To use Trasylol, a doctor must conclude that a heart surgery patient has a high risk for blood loss, no other medication will work and that the “benefits of the drug clearly outweighs the risks.”
The news was part of a May 14 statement in which the FDA also indicated that Bayer had agreed to pull the remaining stocks of Trasylol from the U.S. market.
Earlier that same day, the Bart study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study concluded that heart surgery patients given Trasylol had a 53 percent higher chance of dying than patients given less expensive, comparable drugs.
Since 2006, three studies have linked Trasylol, also known as aprotinin, to an increased risk for kidney damage, stroke and death.
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