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Qsymia® is a prescription weight loss medication designed to suppress a user’s appetite and cause them to feel full sooner. Qsymia is manufactured by Vivus, a California-based pharmaceutical company, and is comprised of phentermine hydrochloride and topiramate. Although Qsymia is a new weight loss drug gaining popularity, it has been associated with adverse side effects, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is actively reviewing cases from victims who believe they experienced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or other adverse reactions after taking the weight loss drug QSYMIA. Our nationally recognized lawyers are available to discuss whether you may have a claim for compensation during a FREE case review.
Qsymia & Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Qsymia has been associated with a rare skin disease known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). SJS is a type of toxic epidermal necrolysis in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. It can cause blisters, burns, painful skin separation, and permanent scarring. In some cases, SJS can be life-threatening.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious complication that has been associated with an adverse reaction to Qsymia, as well as a number of different drugs. If you or someone in your family experienced this dangerous reaction after taking Qsymia, you may have the legal right to pursue compensation for your damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Read more about Stevens Johnson Syndrome.
Other Adverse Effects
According to an ABC News report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating the association between serious side effects and the combination of Topiramate and Phentermine since 2010. Although a panel has approved the drug in a majority of users, concerns about complications still exist.
Qsymia has also been associated with the following complications:
- Birth defects
- Increased heart rate
- Vision problems
Incidents involving serious birth defects in pregnant women who took Qsymia have been gaining increasing attention. In some documented cases, Qsymia has been linked to malformations such as cleft lips or palates, which requires corrective surgery.
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Product liability laws protect the rights of victims who suffer harm caused by prescription medications and unsafe drugs they believed were safe for use. If you or a loved one has experienced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or another adverse reaction after taking Qsymia, our team of Houston personal injury lawyers at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs can review your case, explain your rights, and discuss whether you have a case.
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