Truvada Lawyer

Truvada is an anti-HIV and PrEP drug that is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The controversial drug combines the medications Emtricitabine with Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) and is used to treat people who are infected with HIV.

Truvada for PReP is also used to prevent HIV infection in people who are at high risk of becoming infected and makes it more difficult for people who are HIV positive to pass the virus on to others. If you have been harmed after taking this medication, contact a Truvada lawyer to discuss your rights and options for seeking compensation.

Serious Side Effects Of Truvada PrEP with TDF

People who took Truvada PrEP with TDF and developed severe side effects are now filing lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc.

Truvada lawsuits accuse Gilead of manufacturing a defective product, failing to warn about the dangerous drug’s risks and negligence adequately. The drug has reportedly been linked to the following:

  • Kidney problems
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver problems
  • Bone problems
  • Lactic acidosis

If you or a loved one has suffered from any one of the side effects mentioned above, it is important to contact your doctor and a Truvada lawyer immediately.

Other more common side effects include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Problems sleeping
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Rash

The Truvada with TDF label warns patients to call their healthcare providers if they experience symptoms or adverse effects. Symptoms vary for each condition and side effect.

Kidney Problems

Truvada with TDF may reportedly lead to worse kidney problems — even kidney failure — in some people, and patients may have their blood tested before starting this medication.

Kidney side effects include:

  • Acute kidney injuries
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Related nephritic injuries

If kidney problems develop, the patient will most likely need to stop taking the drug.

Symptoms of severe liver problems include, but are not limited to:

  • Yellow skin
  • Yellow eyes
  • Tea-Colored Urine
  • Light-Colored Stools
  • Loss of appetite for several days or longer
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain

If kidney problems go untreated, they may progress into kidney failure. Kidney failure is severe and could lead to death. Symptoms of kidney failure include:

  • Anemia
  • Easy bleeding
  • Easy bruising
  • Headache
  • Fatigue and drowsy feeling
  • Weakness
  • Lowered
  • Mental alertness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decreased appetite and thirst
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle twitching
  • Urinating at night
  • Numb sensation in the extremities
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy skin
  • Itchy eyes
  • Skin color changes
  • Swelling and puffiness
  • Difficulty breathing due to fluid in the lungs
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased urine output
  • Poor digestion

Anemia is when your body is unable to produce enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your bodies other tissue. There are many different forms, and each has its own cause. It can be long-term or temporary as well as having mild to severe symptoms. According to the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), about 3 million Americans suffer from it. If you have experienced these issues after taking Truvada, it can be beneficial to seek out the help of an attorney.

Bone Problems

Bone problems may also develop and can even be a sign of decreased kidney function. Side effects include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteomalacia
  • Related orthopedic injuries
  • Bone mineral density loss
  • Bone necrosis (bone death)
  • Rib fractures
  • Jaw fractures
  • Knee fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Femur fractures
  • Finger fractures
  • Toes fractures
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Leg fractures
  • Spine fractures
  • Low Bone density
  • Weakness of bones
  • Decrease in height
  • Spine curvature
  • Tooth decay
  • Dental problems

Symptoms of bone problems include:

  • Persistent or worsening bone pain
  • Pain in extremities
  • Muscular pain or weakness

These side effects should be tracked and shown to your lawyer for a Truvada claim.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses or makes too little of bone. As a result, bones may become weak and possibly break due to a fall, serious sneezing cases or minor bumps.

The direct meaning of osteoporosis means “porous bone” and when viewed under a microscope, holes and spaces are much larger than the healthy one. These have lost density or mass, and contain an abnormal tissue structure.

There are typically no early symptoms in early stages of bone loss. However, once they have been weakened by osteoporosis, signs and symptoms include:

  • Back pain
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • A bone fracture that occurs more easily

Other TDF Drugs Linked To Kidney Failure & Bone Complications

The following HIV drugs are manufactured by Gilead and contain the active ingredient tenofovir.

These drugs reportedly lead to chronic kidney disease, including kidney damage and kidney failure, and bone demineralization due to compromised bone density, which in some cases has reportedly led to bone fractures.

  • Viread, 300 mg
  • Atripla, 300 mg
  • Complera, 300 mg
  • Stribild, 300 mg

Retain a Truvada Attorney to Discuss Your Rights

Our Truvada lawyers can help to answer your questions, explain your rights, and pursue a claim if you suffered a worsened medical condition after taking this drug. To discuss your eligibility for a lawsuit, call our legal team today.

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