Seroquel™ is an antipsychotic drug that is developed by AstraZeneca for the treatment of neurological disorder. Schizophrenia is the primary ailment that the drug is designed to treat by balancing serotonin and dopamine—key brain chemicals—and bringing a greater sense of stability to the life of the schizophrenia sufferer. Although certain benefits accompany the use of the drug, serious questions regarding whether the benefits are acceptable when considered alongside some very dangerous side effects have now arisen.
Dangerous and even life-threatening side effects include:
- Juvenile diabetes
- Diabetes (at a rate of 3.34 times the number of cases associated with the use of any other drug)
- Weight Gain
- Diabetic Coma
- Tardive Dyskinesia (involves muscle spasms in face and body and can be permanent; most common in older adults, particularly women)
An increased chance of unwanted pregnancy has also been linked to the use of Seroquel™ and the FDA has received criticism for not requiring label warnings in this regard on this and other second generation antipsychotic drugs.
These side effects have brought the drug’s efficacious use under significant scrutiny and should be taken seriously by anyone taking or considering taking the drug.
Defective drug attorneys Cappolino, Dodd, and Krebs, LLP, have an excellent track record in helping those who’ve been injured because of the use of a drug that has been discovered to cause harm in recipients. Pharmaceutical companies know how to form a defensive wall against those who have been adversely affected by their products. The experienced defective drug lawyers at Cappolino, Dodd, and Krebs, LLP know how to fight for the rights of the ones who’ve suffered because of unreported and unwanted side effects of dangerous drugs. Having a lawyer who is also a doctor is only one of many benefits that also comes with using the team at Cappolino, Dodd, and Krebs. Medically trained doctor Ryan Krebs is able to see all of your concerns from a physicians perspective as well, ensuring that your case is built properly and with the highest chance for success. If you or a loved one was injured after using Seroquel™, you may have grounds for an Seroquel™ lawsuit; please contact an Seroquel™ lawyer at our law firm today for a free consultation.