Gordon & Partners is currently investigating claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered from potentially life-threatening conditions – drug-induced liver injury or a lung condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis – after taking Limbrel, an osteoarthritis capsule.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has encouraged anyone taking this drug to immediately stop and contact their health care provider. It has also requested that the drug’s manufacturer issue an immediate recall of the product.
If you have taken the drug Limbrel, you may be entitled to compensation if you developed one of these life-threatening medical conditions. Contact the trusted defective drug lawyers at Gordon & Partners to learn more about your right to file a Limbrel lawsuit to recover compensation for the harm you have suffered because of this drug. We provide free, no obligation consultations and do not get paid unless you receive compensation.
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Limbrel Side Effects
The FDA has urged patients who are taking Limbrel to stop doing so immediately and contact their health care providers. It has also requested that health care providers who know of patients taking the drug instruct them to stop taking it immediately.
This comes after adverse event reports to the FDA showed a link between Limbrel and drug-induced liver disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Drug-Induced Liver Disease
Patients taking Limbrel should be aware of the side effects associated with drug-induced liver disease, which can include:
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
If you have experienced any of these side effects after taking Limbrel, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
Patients who experience any of the following side effects may be suffering from hypersensitivity pneumonitis and should contact their health care provider as soon as possible.
- Chronic bronchitis
- Weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Trouble breathing
Individuals who have suffered from drug-induced liver disease or hypersensitivity pneumonitis after taking Limbrel may have legal options that entitle them to compensation for their injuries, medical bills and other expenses associated with their illness. After contacting your health care provider, contact our trusted team of class action lawyers today to find out if you may be entitled to file a Limbrel lawsuit.
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FDA Warnings About Limbrel
In early Sept. 2017, the FDA began investigating an increase in reports about serious adverse events involving Limbrel, a capsule pill that has been advertised as a medical food used to “manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis.”
By Nov. 9, 2017, the FDA had received nearly 200 adverse event reports associated with the drug. Within the reports was enough information to identify a link between Limbrel and drug-induced liver injury, pancreatitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
The information was enough for the FDA to issue a public advisory on Nov. 21, 2017, warning that the use of Limbrel can cause patients to develop severe adverse events, which can be life-threatening, and that all patients should stop taking the drug immediately.
Following the warning, the FDA requested that Primus Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer, issue a voluntary recall of the product on Nov. 30, 2017. After the company failed to issue a recall, the FDA formally requested that the company stop distribution and issue an immediate recall of the following products:
- Limbrel (flavocoxid) 250 mg capsules
- Limbrel250 (250 mg flavocoxid with 50 mg citrated zinc bisglycinate) capsules
- Limbrel (flavocoxid) 500 mg capsules
- Limbrel500 (500 mg flavocoxid with 50 mg citrated zinc bisglycinate) capsules
The FDA has recommended a Class I recall of the drug, which represents a serious health hazard that may be life-threatening.
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What is Medical Food?
In its formal communication with Primus Pharmaceuticals, the FDA stated that Limbrel is an unapproved new drug that can cause serious harm to patients. The letter noted that Primus Pharmaceuticals misbranded Limbrel using misleading and false claims that the capsule is a medical food used to manage the effects of osteoarthritis.
Medical foods are in a distinct category of product separate from supplements and prescription drugs. According to the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. § 360ee(b)(3)), medical foods are created to be used under the supervision of a physician to help with specific dietary needs and nutritional requirements of certain diseases and conditions.
However, the FDA noted that because Limbrel is intended for the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of a disease, it is therefore not a medical food and is instead a new drug that does not have approval from the FDA to be sold to patients.
Furthermore, the FDA noted that Limbrel is not recognized as safe and effective for its intended use.
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Do I Have a Limbrel Lawsuit?
Because Primus Pharmaceuticals falsely advertised its product, it may be held liable for the injuries Limbrel has caused to patients.
Anyone who has taken this drug and suffered adverse side effects should immediately contact the trusted team at Gordon & Partners. We will review the details of your injuries and help you determine if you are entitled to file a Limbrel lawsuit, which could help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, prescription medication, and more.
Gordon & Partners is actively investigating claims on behalf of patients who were harmed by Limbrel. We are experienced in handling complex drug litigation such as this and will guide you through the entire process. If you have a Limbrel lawsuit, our team will handle the details of your case for you with no upfront fees. We will only get paid for our services if you recover compensation.
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Schedule a Free Consultation Today
To learn more about your legal options after taking Limbrel, do not wait to contact our experienced attorneys to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your use of the drug and any side effects you have suffered. If you have a Limbrel lawsuit, we will work diligently on your behalf to hold the drug manufacturer liable and help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights. We work on a contingency fee basis and will not charge attorneys’ fees or other legal expenses unless we recover compensation for you.