Strattera (atomoxetine) Lawsuits and Lawyers handling Strattera lawsuits
What is Strattera?
safe? Why did Eli Lilly issue a warning? Do you have a serious liver
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is the problem that lawyers familiar with Strattera litigation may help you pursue?
insufficient clinical trials, no magic pills
Who should your
lawyer hold responsible for liver damage, if it was caused by Strattera?
Patient safety is health risk from insufficient warning labels
What can you expect your lawyer to do if you were injured by Strattera?
File a Strattera lawsuit, Monheit Law, if
you donít win Ė we donít get paid
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What is Strattera?
Is Strattera safe? Why did Eli Lilly issue a
drug safety warning? Have you suffered a liver injury? Do you need a Strattera
lawyer for acute liver symptoms?
What is Strattera?
Strattera (pronounced stra-tair-a) is the first and only non-stimulant
medication approved (FDA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the
treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in children,
adolescents, and adults. Strattera (generic - atomoxetine) is a prescription
How does Strattera work?
Strattera is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, a chemical messenger or
neurotransmitter of certain nerve cells in the brain. This action increases the
availability of norepinephrine, which is essential in regulating impulse
control, improving organizational skills, and creating better focus. Strattera
works differently from the other ADHD medications available. Traditional ADHD
medications like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta are stimulant medications that
work through the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Eli Lillyís warns about severe liver injury from Strattera
On December 17, 2004 The Wall Street Journal reported that the Lilly & Co. new
drug Strattera, taken by both children and adults for ADHD, causes serious liver
side effects in a small number of patients. The new warning advises of severe
liver injury that may progress to liver failure, potentially resulting in death
or the need for a liver transplant in some patients.
Two cases were reported to the FDA: The first case involved a 14 year-old boy
who developed persistent flu-like symptoms after taking the appropriate dose of
Strattera for four months. Blood tests done by the boy's doctor showed that his
liver wasn't functioning properly. The boy was immediately taken off Strattera
and recovered in several weeks without major liver injury.
However, the boy went back on Strattera a few months later because it seemed to
alleviate his ADHD better than other drugs. A month later and hospitalized, he
developed jaundice, another serious liver problem. His condition improved after
he was taken off the drug.
When a patient develops a side effect again after going back on Strattera, it
raises immediate red flags and increases the likelihood that the problem was
caused by the drug.
A second case involved a 31-year-old woman who developed flu-like symptoms and
jaundice after being on Strattera for a month. She recovered after discontinuing
Updated Strattera product information will include a warning to inform doctors
and patients that in rare cases Strattera can cause severe liver injury. In both
cases, the patientsí liver function recovered after discontinuing Strattera.
This is in the short-term. Long-term damage is still an unknown at this time.
If you or a family member has taken Strattera and liver injury has been
diagnosed, contact an expert Strattera lawyer today for a free NO-OBLIGATION
case inquiry or fill out the below form.