Digitek Side Effects

Have you or a family member taken Digitek only to experience severe side effects?  RxRecall.com is currently evaluating claims.  To learn more about Digitek, its dangers, and your legal options, contact our Digitek lawyers today and schedule a free consultation.

In 2009 a FDA class I recall was issued for all Digitek (digoxin) tablets.  The recall stated that Digitek tablets did not comply with certain federal regulations and due to manufacturing errors, certain lots of the drug were produced containing twice the acceptable amount of active ingredient Digoxin.

These recalled Digitek tablets could produce severe side effects, including seizures, cardiac instability, and even death.

In light of these serious medical conditions caused by Digitek toxicity, the pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at RxRecall.com are presently investigating Digitek claims.  If you are one of the many people who have taken Digitek and experienced serious side effects, contact our Digitek lawyers today.  An experienced Digitek attorney may help you obtain compensation for your suffering.

Common Digitek Side Effects

Digitek is a registered trademark of Actavis Totowa (formerly Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc.) for their digoxin tablets, which are prescribed to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The drug is distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., under a “Bertek” label and by UDL Laboratories, Inc. under a “UDL” label.

The most commonly reported Digitek side effects are diarrhea and nausea.  However, more serious Digitek side effects have been reported, including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and ocular problems.

In general, the adverse reaction to Digitek, and its active ingredient digoxin, are dose dependent and occur at doses higher than those needed to achieve a therapeutic effect.  For this reason, Digitek dosage should always be selected carefully and adjusted by a physician as the clinical condition warrants.

Digitek Recall

In 2009, an FDA class I recall was issued on all Digitek (digoxin) tablets, which may contain twice the approved level of digoxin. The existence of double-strength pills pose a risk of digitalis toxicity, which can result in nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, cardiac instability, bradycardia, and even death.

Digitek or Digitalis toxicity can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, cardiac instability and irregular pulse, heart palpitations, and bradycardia.  Bradycardia is a slower than normal heartbeat rate.  Vision changes such as halos or light rings around objects, seeing lights and bright colors, experiencing changes in color perception, blind spots in vision, and blurred vision can also occur.  Patients can also experience decreased urine output and excessive nighttime urination, overall swelling, decreased consciousness, and difficulty breathing when lying down.  At its most severe, death can result from excessive Digitek intake.  There have been several reports of illness and injuries related to the recalled medications.

Digitek Lawsuits

As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe.  This though is not always the case.  When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects.  Victims however, may recoup damages with a successful product liability claim against the drug’s maker.

Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Digitek lawyers have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals.  If you’ve experienced Digitek side effects, contact us today and discuss your potential Digitek lawsuit with an experienced attorney.

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