Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit | Antacid Bleeding Side Effect
Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuits | Antacid Bleeding Side Effect, Antacid Containing Aspirin Medication | NSAIDs Lawsuit, aspirin-containing antacid products, aspirin-antacid bleeding risk, risk of serious bleeding
Southern Med Law attorneys are following up on a warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning antacids containing aspirin medicines that carry a risk of severe bleeding. Popular over-the-counter antacid products that contain aspirin are used to treat heartburn, upset stomach, sour stomach and acid indigestion. The FDA, however, is investigating eight new cases of serious bleeding caused by these products. Some of patients required a blood transfusion, according to the FDA. The regulatory agency issued the warning so that consumers can be sure to read a product’s safety label and if necessary, look for alternative stomach remedies that do not contain aspirin.
investigating Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit claims
Southern Med Law is currently investigating Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit claims. If you or a loved one experienced internal bleeding allegedly as a result of regularly taking over-the-counter antacids that contain aspirin to remedy acid indigestion or an upset stomach, please contact Southern Med Law for a free Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit legal consultation and get the help you deserve. To speak with one of the firm’s Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the form on our website.
Antacids Containing Aspirin Products That May Cause An Antacid Bleeding Risk:
- Alka-Seltzer Original
- Bromo Seltzer
- Medique Medi Seltzer
- Picot Plus Effervescent
- Vida Mia Pain Relief
- Winco Foods Effervescent Antacid and Pain Relief
- Zee-Seltzer Antacid and Pain Reliever
These products, which are also available in generic forms, contain an antacid, such as sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes stomach acid with
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm504328.htm, FDA, June 6,
Antacid Bleeding risk due to Aspirin
This is not the first time the FDA issued a warning about bleeding risks associated with aspirin use. In 2009, the agency warned that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase the risk of internal bleeding, including stomach and gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition to aspirin, NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. Acetaminophen is in a class by itself, according to the FDA.
The Antacid Bleeding risk side effect warning signs of stomach or intestinal bleeding include:
- Feeling faint
- Vomiting blood
- Passing black or bloody stools
- Abdominal pain
The FDA required manufacturers of over-the-counter products that contain NSAIDS, such as antacids containing aspirin, to place a warning on their products’ safety label about the bleeding risks. After a review of its Adverse Event Reporting System database, the FDA discovered eight new cases of serious internal bleeding since the 2009 warning. Patients involved in these cases were hospitalized. The FDA only reviewed cases reported to the agency, and said there are likely more unreported cases.
Those at a higher risk for bleeding when using antacid products containing aspirin include people who:
- Are 60 or older
- Have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
- Take blood thinner drugs that reduce the ability of the blood to clot
- Take steroid medicine, such as prednisone, to reduce inflammation
- Take other medicines containing NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen
- Drink three or more alcoholic drinks every day
FDA warns consumers of Aspirin-Antacid Bleeding Risk and will continue to investigate
The FDA said it will continue to investigate this safety issue and plans to hold an advisory committee hearing next year.
[fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm505110.htm, FDA, June 6, 2016]
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm149573.htm, FDA, April 28, 2009]
Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuit Evaluations
If you or someone you love have experienced internal bleeding while using over-the-counter antacids containing aspirin products, you may be eligible to be compensated for your injuries by filing an Antacid Bleeding Risk lawsuit. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, call today for a free, no obligation Antacid Bleeding Risk lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
About Southern Med Law And Filing Antacid Bleeding Risk Lawsuits
Southern Med Law, led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, and its legal staff are an experienced group of attorneys who posses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, call today for a free, no obligation Antacid Bleeding Risk lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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