What Are the Side Effects of Tasigna?
According to Novartis, the manufacturer of Tasigna, the drug is linked to a serious side effect called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries. The buildup can lead to circulatory issues that can cause amputations, heart and vascular bypass surgery, stroke, and even death.
Atherosclerosis can cause additional diseases such as coronary heart disease, carotid artery disease, and chronic kidney disease.
Hundreds of claims have been presented to the manufacturer. If you believe Tasigna caused your atherosclerosis-related injuries, contact one of our Tasigna lawyers for a free consultation.
What Are the Symptoms of Atherosclerosis?
Individuals with atherosclerosis may experience feelings of tightness. This is due to the plaque buildup within the arteries. Some individuals also experience numbing and tingling sensations. If you or a loved one is experiencing these, you should go to your doctor and request an ankle-brachial index test (ABI).
An ABI test examines blood flow. It measures the systolic blood pressure for the brachial arteries (major blood vessel of the upper arm), dorsalis pedis, (blood vessel of the foot) and posterior tibial arteries (the artery that runs along the back of the lower leg). The value of the test will inform you if you have a normal ABI, or if it’s above or below average. Individuals with atherosclerosis will have ABI values typically less than 0.8.
Why Should I Hire a GoldenbergLaw Tasigna Lawyer?
It isn’t right that Novartis warned Canadian patients about the risk of atherosclerosis yet failed to warn the U.S. consumers and doctors. Had they warned of this risk, doctors could have been actively monitoring Tasigna patients for signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis. GoldenbergLaw will hold them accountable. If you or a loved one took Tasigna and experienced atherosclerosis, stroke, or death, contact a GoldenbergLaw Tasigna lawyer for a free consultation.
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