Drug-Induced Heart Attack Risks

by Staff Blogger | July 13th, 2015

Some drugs pose more serious and threatening side effects than others—including heart attacks.

Kidney Dialysis Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that there were an estimated 1,000 heart attacks as the result of using Fresenius Medical Care’s Granuflo® or Naturalyte® products in 2010 alone. Use of the product can cause a patient to suffer from a condition known as alkalosis—an imbalance of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate levels in the body.

Testosterone Therapy Drugs

Testosterone levels drop as men age, which can lead to loss of energy, muscle mass, and sex drive. Some men treat the loss of testosterone with supplemental therapies like Androgel®. However, our Testosterone therapy heart attack lawyers explain these products have been shown to increase the risk of adverse cardiac events.

Pain Relievers

Many of us use over-the-counter pain relievers regularly, but the FDA is warning that doing so could increase your chance of a heart attack. WKRN 2 News reports the agency has called for a change to the warning labels of these products.

 Get Answers To Your Questions

At Ponce Law, we are aware of the risks that can come with taking certain medications. That’s why our drug injury lawyers encourage you to speak with your doctor or pharmacist before beginning any new treatment regimen.