Doctors who have studied Lotronex
said it's a great help for some patientsóbut it's little or no help to
many others. and for others, it causes serious problems or even death.
What's more, doctors can't tell in advance how Lotronex might affect a
Lotronex can cause ischemic colitis, a potentially fatal condition that
can restrict the supply of blood to the colon and cause gangrene. This
may require surgery to remove part of the colon.
The symptoms of ischemic colitis can include:
or more severe abdominal pain
warning signs of ischemic colitis are not always obvious and may not
appear at all.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
ischemic colitis may afflict one out of every 350 people who take
Lotronex for six months. The risk for those who take Lotronex for more
than six months is not known.
Lotronex has also been linked to constipation severe enough to rupture
the bowel, which can require surgery and blood transfusions, and even
cause death. One out of every 1,000 Lotronex patients may suffer from
serious constipation problems, according to the FDA.
you experience any of the problems associated with Lotronex,
talk to your doctor immediately.
And if you or a loved one has taken Lotronex and suffered from such
contact the office of Monheit Law promptly to see if you have a
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