Rezulin Diabetes Insulin Drug
At Phillips Law Group, our lawyers can help those harmed by Rezulin. Approximately half a million diabetes sufferers were treated with Rezulin after it came on the market in January of 1997. The pills offered hope to insulin-dependent Americans that it could reduce or in some cases eliminate the need for insulin shots. Unfortunately, due to its harmful side effects, it is now thought to be far more toxic than other diabetes drugs, such as Avandia and Actos.
Rezulin was also used in conjunction with insulin or sulfonylurea in patients with Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset diabetes) whose blood glucose levels were not adequately controlled by other therapies alone. Rezulin re-sensitized the body to insulin, a hormone that converts blood sugar to energy.
The FDA made four changes to Rezulin's safety-label before finally removing the drug from the market in March 2000. If you have taken Rezulin and have any of the following symptoms, consult your physician immediately:
- Swelling of the ankles and legs
- Abdominal pain
- Severe headaches
- Severe leg and foot pain
- Back pain
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the prescription drug Rezulin, please contact our lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona with Phillips Law Group. We can help you determine whether or not you have a viable defective drug case.