Symbyax was developed to help patients with severe cases of depression like bipolar disorder. Pharmaceutical scientists created it by combining two popular drugs that already on the market: Zyprexa and Prozac, an antipsychotic and an antidepressant. It was first approved for use in 2003 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and then in 2009, its applications were authorized to be extended.
Symbyax has been helpful with many patients, but there have been several cases of it causing more harm than good. Some of the serious side effects that patients have experienced include death in elderly patients, suicidal thoughts, and congenital disabilities. If you or someone you love has been affected due to taking Symbyax, be sure to contact a lawyer to see if you have a case.
Symbyax Side Effects
Just like most drugs, Symbyax does come with several side effects that are not classified as severe side effects. A few of these include weight gain, an increase in your appetite, edema, blurred vision, tremors, dry mouth, and fatigue. One of the mild side effects of using Symbyax is an increase in blood sugar, and if this is not kept in check, it could lead to diabetes, in those patients. Although these are not serious side effects on their own, the weight gain and increase in blood sugar can lead to more serious problems that could result in severe health conditions and even death.
Potential Lawsuits for Black Box Warnings
The two complications that the FDA requires Symbyax to place on a black label include increased suicidal thoughts and risks to the elderly who already suffer from dementia. Those who experienced these side effects have been able to file lawsuits claiming that the companies have not done enough testing to fully understand and warn against these side effects.
If you or a loved one has suffered and experienced prolonged medical conditions or death of a loved one, you should contact After Personal Injury. We can get you in touch with a local drug lawsuit attorney who can make you aware of your legal options. Contact us today to see how we can help you get the representation you need.