According to a recent FDA warning, the blood pressure medication Azor may cause a rare gastrointestinal complication called sprue-like enteropathy. Symptoms of this condition can mimic celiac disease, and may include chronic diarrhea, weight loss and internal bleeding. If you developed enteropathy after taking Azor, our lawyers would like to speak with you right away.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with enteropathy after taking Azor (amlodipine & olmesartan medoxomil), you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What are the Symptoms of Enteropathy?
Signs and symptoms of Azor-induced sprue-like enteropathy may include:
- Anemia – Condition characterized by low red blood cell count or lack of hemoglobin in the blood, which causes pallor and weariness.
- Chronic diarrhea – Loose stools that persist for up to a month or more.
- Abdominal pain – Persistent pain felt between the chest and groin.
- Intestinal gas – Belching, bloating or flatulence.
- Lactose intolerance – Occurs when the small intestine is unable to make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body requires this enzyme to digest lactose.
- Pernicious anemia – Decrease in red blood cell count that occurs when the intestines cannot process vitamin B12.
- Stool Color & Texture Changes – Black, red, maroon, green, yellow, gray, tarry or sticky.
- Thyroid disease – Condition that occurs when the thyroid gland malfunctions. Thyroid disorders can range from small, harmless goiters to life-threatening cancers. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones.
- Dermatitis herpetiformis – Severe skin rash
- Musculoskeletal problems – Muscle cramps, joint and bone pain
- Seizure – Change in behavior that occurs after an episode of abnormal electrical activity inside the brain.
- Tingling sensation in the legs – Caused by nerve damage and low calcium levels.
- Missed menstrual periods
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 was diagnosed with enteropathy 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.