Lawyer for Xeljanz, Olumiant, Rinvoq (JAK Inhibitors)
Arthritis drugs can create serious adverse effects such as blood clots, heart issues, cancer, and even death. In 2012, the FDA authorized Xeljanz® and Xeljanz XR® (tofacitinib) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); the FDA later approved it for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PSA), ulcerative colitis (UC), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (JIA).
Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR increase the risk of severe cardiovascular events according to an FDA study. Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, blood clots, and death are all possibilities. This clinical investigation was to evaluate the adverse effects of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR on another rheumatoid arthritis medicine known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. Lower Xeljanz dosages were connected to an increased risk of death and blood clots. This contrasts with prior findings that showed severe diseases and death were only linked to larger doses of the medicine. For Xeljanz, the FDA ordered a boxed warning, the agency’s most visible caution, cautioning of the risk for fatal outcomes.
The FDA also issued revised warnings for two additional JAK inhibitors in the same class as Xeljanz. While these have not been tested in large-scale studies, these drugs, Rinvoq and Olumiant, may have similar health risks as Xeljanz. Patients are cautioned that because these JAK inhibitors function in the same way as Xeljanz, they may have an elevated risk of significant cardiovascular problems.
Hire a Lawyer for Xeljanz, Rinvoq, Olumiant (JAK Inhibitors) Injury
Please contact one of our attorneys to see whether you or a family member may be eligible for financial compensation as a result of major health problems caused by JAK inhibitors. If you or a loved one developed blood clots, a serious heart problem, or cancer after taking Rinvoq, Xeljanz, or Olumiant, or if a family member died because of complications caused by the drug, please contact defective drug attorneys at the Willis Law Firm for more information or to discuss a potential claim. David P. Willis is board certified as a personal injury trial law specialist. Our Houston personal injury lawyers help patients and families all over America. We achieve excellent results for clients hurt by dangerous drugs. Please call us at 713-654-4040 or 1-800-883-9858.