Some side effects of Azor (amlodipine & olmesartan medoxomil) may be similar to the symptoms of celiac disease, a gastrointestinal disorder that affects the way the body metabolizes food products. In patients who take Azor, treatment may include discontinuing treatment with the drug and avoiding foods that contain gluten. However, you should never stop taking a medicine without consulting your physician first.
Free Azor Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Azor side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
How Can Celiac Disease Be Treated?
Once a person begins exhibiting symptoms of celiac disease, the patient’s doctor may recommend quitting the drug and choosing another with fewer potential risks, as well as abstaining from gluten-containing foods. In most cases, surgery will not be necessary and doctor visits will be minimal.
How to Avoid Gluten-Containing Foods
Gluten is a storage protein contained in grain products. These proteins are not all the same: the gluten in wheat, barley and rye contain amino acids that may be harmful to people with celiac disease, whereas gluten in oats, corn and rice are less likely to harm people with the disorder.
The word “gluten” is not typically included on ingredient labels, which is why it is important that people with celiac disease educate themselves about the foods that contain it. Close ingredient label reading can lead to more informed decision making. For a list of gluten-free foods, click on the following link to visit the Celiac Support Association Gluten-Free Product Listing.
Celiac Disease Complications
For patients with long-term celiac disease who have not been treated, a number of associated GI disorders may accompany the condition. Studies have found a link between celiac disease, type I diabetes and thyroid disease. In rare cases, celiac disease has also been associated with hyposplenism, splenic atrophy and neurological disorders. However, none of these conditions is specific for celiac disease.
Can I File an Azor Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Daiichi Sankyo, the maker of Azor, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Azor, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Daiichi Sankyo failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of sprue-like enteropathy.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Azor, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your enteropathy, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have an Azor Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Azor lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Azor Enteropathy cases in all 50 states.
Free Azor Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of celiac disease after taking Azor, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Azor Suit and we can help.