Individuals who have experienced side effects from Digitek® should contact a doctor immediately, and should also notify the FDA.
Once seen by a physician, contact our firm to learn about your legal rights in a possible Digitek recall lawsuit. To learn more about the drug Digitek and its associated dangers read more below.
Digitek® and Your Legal Rights
Digitek is a generic form of digoxin/lanoxin that could also be labeled as digitalis. It is a medication used for treating heart problems such as congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or flutter. Digitek is manufactured by Actavis Totowa and distributed by two companies connected to Actavis: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. using the “Bertek” label and UDL Laboratories, Inc. using the “UDL” label.
On April 25, 2008, Actavis issued a Class I recall of Digitek. Class I is the most severe type of recall because it means there is a potential for serious injury or death. Actavis has asked all pharmacies to make direct contact with patients who have been given Digitek, a rare move for a recall.
Digitek has been recalled because some tablets have been manufactured that are twice the appropriate size, meaning patients can wind up taking twice the dosage without realizing it. The double dosage creates a risk of digitalis toxicity, especially in patients who suffer from renal failure.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious side effects from using Digitek, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses in a Digitek recall lawsuit. It is important to consult with a qualified defective drug litigation attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and determine the best course of action for you. Please contact Lopez McHugh today for a FREE case evaluation.
Adverse Events Associated with Digitek®
The FDA and the manufacturer have received at least 11 reported complaints about Digitek side effects since 2006. The drug carries serious side effect risks including:
- Vision disturbances (the most common side effects) like a halo or yellow aura
- Low blood pressure
- Slowed heart beat
- Cardiac instability
Those who have suffered serious harm as a result of taking Digitek® may be eligible to recover their losses through a product liability lawsuit. Damages may include pain and anguish, medical costs, lost income capacity, and more. Please contact us today to consult with one of our Digitek recall lawsuit attorneys who can help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.