Brilinta linked to bleeding and death
Brilinta is a blood-thinning drug made by AstraZenica prescribed to patients to lower the chance of heart attack or stroke. The drug thins the blood to prevent blood clots from clogging arteries. In some cases, the blood becoming this thin can cause the patient to bleed out and other serious side effects.
Brilinta Serious Side Effects:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiovascular Events
Other Brilinta Side Effects:
- Light-headed and shortness of breath
- Nose bleeding
- Bloody stools or urine
- Coughing blood
- Vomiting what looks like coffee grounds
Invalid Brilinta trial?
There has been talk from multiple doctors and researchers that the makers of Brilinta, AstraZenica, submitted false data to the FDA to get the blood thinner approved. The agency has been alerted by these doctors and researchers which caused a federal investigation of the validity of the PLATO study that was used to originally approve Brilinta.
In 2013, a study was published by doctors that believed the PLATO study had inconsistencies that made the drug appear safer than it actually was.
According to the study, “An estimated 23 definite or possible cardiovascular events or deaths on ticagrelor (Brilinta) were either not submitted for adjudication, inactivated, deleted or were downgraded to ‘softer’ endpoints.”
This hidden information could cause more deaths and complications in patients when they are unaware of the risks of the drug.
If you or someone you know suffered the serious side effects of this drug, contact a personal injury attorney right away. At The Carlson Law Firm, we offer free consultations. You pay nothing unless we recover for you. You could receive compensation for your pain or loss. Contact our offices to see if you have a case.