Diflucan Injuries and Lawsuits
As an antifungal medication aimed at treating infections in the mouth, throat, lungs, bladder, genital areas and the blood, Diflucan (generic name: Fluconazole) belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungals. While prescribed to stop the growth of specific types of fungi, it may also be used to prevent infections in individuals with weak immune systems. However, based on data released from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011, women who used Diflucan during the first trimester of pregnancy experienced a higher risk of having a child with birth defects. Distinct defects are noted as brachycephaly (flat head syndrome) and arthrogryposis (AMC – curvature of the joints).
In turn, Diflucan is believed to cause liver damage in individuals who are taking other medications (due to AIDS or cancer). Diflucan is also not recommended for those who are lactose intolerant or who have a difficult time processing sugar.
If your child was born with a defect and you took Diflucan during your first trimester of pregnancy, or if you have sustained injuries or side effects as a result of taking Diflucan, you may wonder, “How do I know if I should file a drug injury lawsuit?” “Is my Diflucan injury case strong?” “Has too much time passed for me to file an injury claim?”
The personal injury attorneys at the Harman Law Firm understand that by the time a warning has been issued concerning a specific drug, many have already been harmed. As a result, a lifetime of medical costs and treatment may be in your future. Thus, if you or your baby have suffered as a result of taking Diflucan, our attorneys want to speak with you. With the resources and the experience to take on drug companies, we work tirelessly to hold them accountable. Let us be your advocate for justice and right compensation.
For a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your injuries, call the Harman Law Firm today.
Potential Side Effects From Diflucan
While recent reports continue to support the claim that those who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should not take Diflucan, there are side effects that consumers should be aware of:
- Upper stomach pain and nausea, loss of appetite
- Dark urine or clay-colored stool
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches)
- Skin rash including blisters, peeling and redness
- Unusual weakness and fatigue
- Bruising and bleeding
- Sudden decrease in blood pressure
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
Other side effects are noted as:
- Diarrhea, upset stomach and cramping
- Strange or unusual taste in the mouth
If you’re experiencing any of the side effects noted above, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. Yet, once you are stable medically, call the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm to discuss your injuries. With a practice focus on defective drugs, we want to ensure that pharmaceutical companies are held responsible for misinformation or unsafe practices that have caused you harm.
For a free, no obligation consultation with the personal injury lawyers at the Harman Law Firm, contact our office today.