Usage: the treatment of severe cystic acne vulgaris. Usually used after other acne treatments fail to produce results.
Side Effects: hair loss (alopecia), arthralgias, inflammatory bowel disease, decreased night vision, degenerative disc disease, bone disease, keloids, dry eyes, dry skin, suicidal thoughts, liver damage, birth defects, gastrointestinal disorders.
High dosages of isotretinoin have been reported to cause severe facial skin redness and irritation (rosacea). Also, possible cause of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Accutane Lawsuits: Already 3 cases in the US have gone to trial resulting in millions of dollars in judgments against the makers of isotretinoin. Other 425 cases are pending.
Generic Name: rosiglitazone
Brand Names: Avandia
Usage: Rosiglitazone is used along with a diet and exercise program and sometimes with one or more other medications to treat type 2 diabetes
Side Effects: may increase the risk of heart attack by 43% in some studies. Increases the risk of stroke by over 27%. Also, bone fractures, hepatotoxicity, osteoporosis, eye damage (macular edema).
Avandia Lawsuit: Over 13 thousand suits have been filed. It could total anywhere from 1 billion to 6 billion Dollars.
DENTURE CREAM - Zinc Poisoning
Brand Names: FIXODENT, POLIGRIP and SUPER POLIGRIP
Usage: Cream used to fix dentures
Side Effects: unexplained weakness in the arms or legs, balance problems, numbness, tingling and pain, loss of sensation or other nerve symptoms, or neuropathy.
Excess levels of zinc such as that used in popular denture cream products may adversely impact your health and create a copper deficiency in your body.
Generic Name: Alendronate
Usage: is a bisphosphonate drug used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases
Side Effects: ulceration of the esophagus, gastric and duodenal ulceration, may carry an increased risk for esophageal cancer. skin rash, eye problems, low-impact femoral fractures, muscle, joint, and bone pain. Rare instances of auditory hallucinations and visual disturbances.
Fosamax Lawsuit: Approximately 978 cases, including 1,356 plaintiff groups, had been filed and were pending against Merck in either state or federal court.
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