Lamisil Side Effects Lawsuits
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride)is an antifungal oral treatment, usually used to treat toenail and fingernail fungus (onychomycosis), and along with Sporanox (itraconazole), another antifungal, has been linked with liver injury and congestive heart failure in recent clinical studies. In response to these findings, the Food and Drug Administration has required that labels for both prescription drugs carry stronger warnings about their potential health risks. The warnings do not apply to the cream or solution versions of Lamisil.
FDA studies of Sporanox found that the drug has the potential to weaken the force of the heart's contractions. This effect was seen in tests involving healthy human volunteers and abated once treatment was discontinued. After learning of this effect, the FDA reviewed reports of complications in patients who used Sporanox.
Its findings concluded that Sporanox caused or contributed to 58 of 94 cases of congestive heart failure since September 1992. Of the 58, Sporanox was being used to treat onychomycosis in over two dozen. Of the 58, 28 patients were hospitalized and 13 died. However, the causal relationship between the 13 deaths and Sporanox is still unclear because ten of those who died had other serious health problems.
The FDA also discovered that the tablet form of Lamisil was associated with numerous cases of serious liver failure. 16 cases have been reported, including 11 deaths and two which required transplants.
The FDA has advised doctors, that because of the possibility of serious liver problems, they should use laboratory analysis to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal infection before prescribing either Sporanox or Lamisil tablets. Physicians are also being sent letters advising them of the new warnings by the manufacturers of the drugs.
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