Meridia-Leading Weight Loss Drug — Causing Heart Attack And Stroke
The attorneys at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., are now evaluating cases for patients who have taken Meridia and developed harmful side effects such as heart attack, heart disease and stroke. Please Call 866-466-5789 (toll free) or complete our client contact form for a free consultation.
What Is Meridia?
Meridia is a weight loss medication used to assist its customers in losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight. Meridia is an appetite suppressant, and when used with a healthy diet plan and a routine workout schedule, Meridia helps to accelerate the weight loss process.
What Are The Negative Side Effects Of Meridia?
Meridia has been reported to cause various severe side effects such as heart attack, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and increased heart rate. Secondary effects are insomnia, depression, skin rashes and body aches. Since Meridia entered the market, statistics show a 16 percent increase in heart-rate complications in patients who have used Meridia.
Meridia Withdrawn From The Market
Meridia was taken off the market in October 2010 by Abbott Laboratories. The Food and Drug Administration requested that it be withdrawn from the market for understandable health issues.
The FDA stated that the drug was causing serious and severe side effects such as heart attack and stroke, and said the drug was also "moderately effective." The average person using Meridia was not seeing desirable weight loss results.
The FDA also chose to request that the drug be taken off the market because multiple changes were made to the side effects label on the drug. Since it was introduced in 1997, various negative side effects have been added to the label.
Contact A Meridia Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one is suffering any of these negative side effects from Meridia, please contact one of the attorneys at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., today for your free consultation by calling or completing our client contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.