Irregular Heartbeat Drug Linked to Multiple Health Complications
Arrhythmia is a condition where the heart doesn’t beat at a normal pace. People who suffer from arrhythmia may have heartbeats that are too fast, too slow, or irregular. The condition can be harmless for some patients, but it can also result in complications such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. More serious types of arrhythmia can even be fatal.
A drug called Amiodarone is designed to treat the condition by regulating heartbeats, but its associated with several serious health conditions—some of which are potentially fatal. Those conditions include:
- Pulmonary fibrosis – A progressive lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis is caused by scarring and stiffening of air sacs in the lungs.
- Liver failure – Liver failure causes initial symptoms like nausea and fatigue, but as it progresses, suffers may experience jaundice, disorientation, coma, and death.
- Thyroid failure – The thyroid is responsible for regulating many bodily functions. When it fails, patients may experience severe fatigue, weakness, cramps, and depression.
Other complications include visual impairments and blindness and worsened arrhythmias. The drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who were hurt by drugs, including arrhythmia patients who suffered complications after taking Amiodarone.
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