Did you or a loved one experience an unexpected negative side effect from Zyprexa usage? If so, please know this—you are not alone. From Diabetes to Pancreatitis, the life-threatening side effects are serious and many.
Where Zyprexa Originated?
Zyprexa was approved by the FDA in November of 2000. Manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company for maintenance of treatment of bipolar disorder and symptoms of schizophrenia, it works like most antipsychotic medications–by changing the chemicals in the brain. In the initial studies of the drug’s effectiveness, those subjects treated with a placebo proved to be ten times more likely to relapse within a 6-month period than those who were given Zyprexa. A pretty good indicator of its effectiveness, it was this aggressive and positive response that has led to Zyprexa’s popularity in schizophrenia treatment.
The results were largely life-changing in a positive manner for patients who needed relief from their difficult depressive and schizophrenia symptoms.
As an oral medication, it is a tablet that is allowed to dissolve quickly in the mouth and should be taken once per day. This medication has the best results when taken at the same time each day, as a regular regimen is the only way to experience optimal results with any ‘maintenance medication.’ However, it is always a good thing to read the “fine print.” In this case, this means the information not readily available on the drug manufacturer’s promotional advertising products.
The Long List of Zyprexa Side Effects
As the use of Zyprexa has increased, serious side effects with increased risks became evident. These include:
- changes in vision
- swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- unusual movements of your face or body that you cannot control
- sore throat, fever, chills and other signs of infection
- stiff muscles
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- rash difficulty breathing or swallowing
- excess sweating
- closing of the throat
- heart attack
Eventually, negative side effects began to pop up. Among them are:
- unusual behavior
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- difficulty walking
- weight gain
- dry mouth
- pain in the arms, legs, back, or joints
- breast enlargement or discharge
- late or missed menstrual periods
- decreased sexual ability
And to make matters worse, the additional risks associated with teenagers using Zyprexa are even more disturbing:
- increased levels of fat in the blood
- liver problems
- breast enlargement
- discharge from the breasts
A teenager in need of Zyprexa already has enough difficulty dealing with his preexisting condition. In the event that your teen has been forced to deal with one of the above side effects on top of his schizophrenia—well, we feel for you and we can help.
What about Zyprexa and Diabetes?
If you used Zyprexa and subsequently developed Diabetes—you are not alone. In fact, the FDA has received hundreds of similar reports. And evidence has surfaced that the drug manufacturer knew of this potential, very serious side effect.
But they never told you.
Is it fair for you to deal with Diabetes, a lifelong life-altering condition because of a drug you were made to believe was safe? Absolutely not. Let a Zyprexa recall attorney from our firm help you!
Weighing the Dangers of Zyprexa Usage
When using Zyprexa, it goes without saying that you bear a reasonable amount of responsibility in monitoring your personal health. Watch for any warning signs of issues in your daily life. If you experience even the initial signs of one of the serious side effect listed above, discuss this with your doctor. If your doctor determines that a side effect is cause for taking you off of Zyprexa, you must evaluate your position. Is the issue one that should prompt you to talk to a Zyprexa lawyer? If so, why wait? Do you think the blurred vision will improve on its own? Is liver damage reversible?
That’s not likely. You need to exercise your rights.
Not only can these side effects affect you physically, but they might put you in a negative financial position. Will the side effects you are experiencing make you retire early? Apply for Social Security Disability?
And how are you going to afford treatment? Is it fair that you should bear this financial burden alone?
Has There Been a Zyprexa Recall?
Unfortunately, for the public, Zyprexa has not yet been recalled. This is why you should consider contacting a Zyprexa attorney now. The legal system is your only recourse since the drug maker and the FDA are not taking steps to protect you.
Maybe it is time you stopped thinking about it and jumped in on a Zyprexa lawsuit. After all, you have been the victim of the Zyprexa manufacturer’s lack of information and full disclosure. Here are the steps you need to take to try and receive retribution:
- Schedule your free consultation — It’s simple and it will not cost you a dime. Shoot us an email or give us a call and we will set up a meeting. In this meeting we will discuss the details of your case. After a short review, we will let you know if we think you stand to gain by proceeding with a Zyprexa lawsuit. It doesn’t hurt to find out!
- Make the decision to move forward — From there, you decide if you want to move forward. The ball is in your court, after all.
- Breathe a sigh of relief and put your worries on our shoulders — Once you give us the green light, we will take the burden off your shoulders and you can finally relax. Why? Because you have an aggressive law firm fighting to reach the settlement you deserve.
Schedule Your Consultation Now
If you or a loved one has been harmed by this drug, you need to do something about it.
Call now–713-223-1234 or 1-800-779-4950 and let one of our experienced Zyprexa lawyers fight your battle for you!