Many Houston area residents have a medical condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a serious condition where blood clots form in veins that are located deep inside a person’s body. Medication is usually required to help treat this condition and if it is not treated it can lead to bleeding, clotting, heart attack and other serious conditions. A medication that is used to treat this condition has been recalled.
DVT medication recalled
The medication called Enoxaparin Sodium which is used to treat DVT has been recalled by the pharmaceutical company Apotex Corp. The medication was recalled due to a packaging error where syringe barrels containing 150mg/ml are mislabeled as containing 100mg/ml and vise versa. The incorrect marking is dangerous because it could lead to miscalculation and incorrect dosing for patients who typically take this medication one or two times a day. Taking a higher dose can lead to bleeding complications and too low of a dose can lead to clotting. A person who has the recalled medication should talk to their doctor and have the medication replaced with the correct dosage.
Dangerous drug attorney
Most Houston area residents take at least one form of prescription medication. They take this medication with the understanding that it will be safe and effective. If a person believes they have been adversely affected by a medication, they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in dangerous drugs. An attorney can investigate the cause of the unexpected injury, investigate what the drug companies knew and when they became aware of safety concerns. An attorney will diligently pursue a claim for their client and hold the drug companies accountable for their mistake.