GranuFlo & Naturalyte Recalls
In a Class I recall effort by the Food and Drug Administration, GranuFlo and Naturalyte were recalled as the result of an increased risk of cardiac arrest. Many of the adverse side effects from the drug are a result of improper prescriptions and / or doctors' failure to warn patients of the risks associated with the drug.
The problem with GranuFlo is that it contains more of a specific ingredient than the body can handle when processed into bicarbonate. Overdose has been linked to various heart problems. Although Fresenius knew of the danger and warned its own doctors of the possible harm, it failed to warn patients and other prescribers of the increased risks associated with this medication.
In 2012, Fresenius Medical Care voluntarily performed a Class I recall by changing the labels of its product. Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall performed by the FDA because it indicates that the use or exposure of the product could cause serious health problems and possibly death. The problem with GranuFlo is that it adds bicarbonate to the body and doctors were not taking into account the additional amount added. Patients who take this drug are at risk of serious heart problems.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious heart issue as the result of taking GranuFlo, our firm is here to help you pursue just compensation. At Webster Vicknair MacLeod, we offer free case evaluations to help you assess the best course of action to take after your health has been compromised.
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