FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Adverse Health Events Associated With Misuse of Certain Medications

by Staff Blogger | January 28th, 2014

January 28, 2014

The medications available to citizens of the United States can help us overcome the conditions and ailments that afflict us; however, these products may also cause serious harm if not taken properly. The Drug Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough point out such dangers prompted warnings to be issued regarding the use of common laxatives containing the ingredient, Sodium Phosphate.

According to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products containing the ingredient can be consumed orally or can be used as an enema rectally. Officials say that exceeding more than one dose of the drug within a 24-hour period can result in the user experiencing adverse health effects on organs like the kidneys and heart. These problems can result in death if left untreated.

Officials go on to say that some patients may be at an even greater risk of problems when taking too much of a drug containing sodium phosphate. These individuals include:

  • Young Children
  • Patients Older Than 55-Years-Old
  • Those who are dehydrated
  • Anyone suffering from kidney disease, bowel obstruction or inflammation

The law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough and their team of attorneys are aware of the difficulties a Drug Injury can pose to an individual. That’s why the firm encourages patients to only take the recommended dose of any medication they purchase or are prescribed.