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WHAT CASES ARE WE ACCEPTING?
Viberzi Pancreatitis Lawyer: Accepting cases where patient had their gallbladder removed, then took Viberzi, and then suffered pancreatitis.
WHAT IS VIBERZI?
Viberzi is a prescription medication approved in May of 2015 that is used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)
On March 15, 2017, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication advising that serious hospitalizations and death had been associated with Viberzi use by patients who did not have a gallbladder. The FDA advised patients who do not have a gallbladder not to take Viberzi and to use OTC products such as Pepto-Bismo or Kaopectate instead.
Others who should avoid Viberzi include people who are taking: SLCO1B1 inhibitors, anti-transplant-rejection drugs, opioid medications, Lotronex, anticholinergics, Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, and Crestor (a statin drug)
SYMPTOMS OF PANCREATITIS:
Acute pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
Upper abdominal pain
Abdominal pain that radiates to your back
Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
Tenderness when touching the abdomen
Chronic pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
Upper abdominal pain
Losing weight without trying
Oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
If you or a loved one:
Did not have a gallbladder, then took Viberzi, and then suffered pancreatitis, contact us immediately to discuss your legal rights with an attorney.
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