Explore this drug side effects guide from the law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe to learn about medications and medical devices that have been linked to serious side effects. In this side effects guide, the St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation Attorneys at Carey Danis & Lowe provide information on a Yaz side effect known as pulmonary embolism, Zoloft congenital birth defects, transvaginal mesh erosion, Actos bladder cancer, Pradaxa bleeding, Mirena perforation, and more.
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Accutane Side Effects – A type of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, is one of the side effects of Accutane use.
Actos Side Effects – The use of Actos to treat type II diabetes has been linked to the development of bladder cancer, especially when used for longer periods of time in high dosages.
Effexor Birth Defects – Children exposed to Effexor in the womb have developed congenital birth defects, including a defect affecting the heart known as a left outflow heart defect.
Levaquin Side Effects – The use of the antibiotic medication, Levaquin, has been linked to serious tendon damage, tendonitis, and tendon rupture.
Lexapro Birth Effects – Children born to mothers who used the SSRI antidepressant, Lexapro, during pregnancy have been born with birth defects, in particular persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Mirena IUD Side Effects – There have been a number of cases involving women who have used the contraceptive intrauterine device, the Mirena IUD, and have subsequently experienced the device perforate the uterine wall.
NuvaRing Side Effects – Use of the contraceptive device, the NuvaRing, has been associated with the formation of blood clots, especially in the lungs. Having a blood clot in one or both lungs is a serious and life-threatening health condition known as a pulmonary embolism.
Paxil Birth Defects – Children who have been exposed to the SSRI antidepressant drug, Paxil, in the womb have been born with life-altering birth defects, including omphalocele and craniosynostosis.
Pradaxa Side Effects – The use of Pradaxa, a drug manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim to treat patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, has been linked to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding.
Prozac Side Effects – Women who consume the SSRI antidepressant drug, Prozac, during pregnancy place their unborn children at a higher risk of developing congenital birth defects, especially persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Risperdal Side Effects – An anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Risperdal has been known to trigger breast tissue production, especially in male adolescent patients.
Testosterone Side Effects – Researchers have found that testosterone gels increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, especially in those patients who already have a history of poor heart health. Testosterone gels have been linked to instances of heart attack, stroke, and in some cases, fatality.
Topamax Birth Defects – An anti-seizure medication manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Topamax use during pregnancy has been known to cause congenital birth defects, especially oral defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects – Women who have received an implant of transvaginal mesh have reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instances of transvaginal mesh erosion, wherein the medical device used to support pelvic muscles internally erodes, causing organ damage.
Wellbutrin Birth Defects – Women who have consumed the serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidpressant have given birth to children born with serious and life-threatening birth defects, including a heart condition known as a left outflow heart defect.
Yaz Side Effects – One serious Yaz side effect is pulmonary embolism, wherein a blood clot forms in a deep vein, often one located in the leg, and then travels to the lungs, placing the individual in a life-threatening situation.
Zofran Birth Defects – Zofran is strongly linked to heart defects, especially a defect known as a “hole in the heart”. The medical term for a “hole in the heart” is an atrial septal defect or a ventricular septal defect.
Zoloft Birth Defects – Zoloft exposure in the womb is most often linked to heart defects in children. These heart defects are known as holes in the heart, or ventricular septal defects and atrial septal defects.