What is Hyoscyamine?
Hyoscyamine is a drug that is prescribed by a doctor to treat problems such as, irritable bowl syndrome, bladder incontinence, ulcers, cystitis bladder and other related stomach and bladder problems. In addition, Hyoscyamine is used to treat people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, helps relieve asthma sufferers and aids in digestion and eases heart problems.
The main way that Hyoscyamine is effective in helping those that suffer from stomach and bladder problems, is that the drug soothes and relaxes the stomach itself. Hyoscyamine also helps in digestion in the stomach by increasing the stomach’s secretion fluids.
The makers of the drug Hyoscyamine, Virtus Pharmaceuticals, issued a recall on September 14, 2016 on several of their inventory of Hyoscyamine. It was discovered, that the manufacturer of the drug had produced several batches that were too potent and consequently, produced severe side effects to those patients that took the drug. These super-potent Hyoscyamine pills, were only recalled by the Pharmaceutical company Virtus only after receiving reports that some patients that took the pills had suffered major side effects.
Now according to the reports issued by Virtus Pharmaceuticals, some of the side effects after taking one of these super-potent Hyoscyamine pills include the following;
Seizures – which may occur due to sudden increase in brain activity
Stroke-Like Symptoms – Dizziness, confusion, slurred speech, blurry vision and becoming disoriented
Death – Can occur if the super-potent pill causes seizures that may lead to accident
The attorneys at Atkins and Markoff law firm specialize in personal injury cases involving defective drug products and drug recalls. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from the drug Hyoscyamine call us today at 405-607-8757 or contact us online.