The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing a Methylin lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of a Methylin claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Methylin lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact a Methylin attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Methylin side effects.
Methylin is a generic brand name for methylphenidate, and it is manufactured by UCB Pharma Inc. Methylin is prescribed to children who exhibit symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The drug is a psychostimulant and has effects similar to cocaine, methamphetamine, and amphetamines. It is believed by some doctors that these stimulating effects counteract the supposedly pernicious effects of ADHD. Essentially Methylin increases the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain as a result of reuptake inhibition. It is claimed that Methylin has pharmacological and structural similarities to cocaine.
In June 29, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered new warning labels that go into greater detail about the egregious psychiatric side effects caused by Methylin. These Methylin side effects include suicidal ideation, psychotic behavior, violent behavior, and hallucinatory visions. Although this drug is widely abused by children and adults of all ages, these side effects can even occur from taking normal doses.
Some doctors also suspect that Methylin might cause cancer in children; however, this research is still inconclusive.
Methylphenidate prescriptions were on the rise all through the 1990s and culminated with 29 million prescriptions in 2004. This means that a huge amount of children have been affected by this dangerous drug. Some experts predict that the malnutrition effects of Methylphenidate will stay with society for decades.
However, there are additional side effects. Namely, Methylin has the potential to cause some serious cardiovascular side effects. Because this drug is a stimulant similar to cocaine, it greatly increases the heart rate of the user. Some of these cardiovascular side effects include hypertension, arrhythmia, chest pain, and tachycardia.
A full list of Metadate side effects includes:
Ultimately, Methylin is dangerous because it is prescribed to so many children. Many of these children do not even have proper ADHD. Hence, they are being exposes to a panoply of side effects without even having the requisite symptoms. Instead, parents are inadvertently giving their children a drug akin to cocaine or meth. Methylin is speed, and it should be no surprise that there are so many harmful side effects associated with it.
The attorneys at this Methylin law firm believe that drugs should not cause the same ailments that they are meant to cure. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of taking Methylin, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
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