Truvada is a prescribed medicine that helps to treat and prevent AIDS and HIV. Although the medicine produces results and does prevent the two health conditions, it has also been linked to serious side effects such as decreased bone density, kidney damage and failure, and osteoporosis.
Many people using the medicine has reported broken bones and other side effects. If one of the serious side effects has occurred for you, you have the right to claim money from the manufacturers of the drug through a Truvada Lawsuit under the claim that the manufacturer failed to warn about the dangerous side effects of the drug.
The Health Risks Associated with Truvada
Truvada has both severe and common side effects and it must be used very carefully. Here are some of the common and severe side effects of the medicine:
- Abdominal pain
- Liver problems
- Decreased weight
- Muscle pain
- Skin rash
- Difficulties in breathing
The severe side effects include:
- Kidney damage
- Renal failure
- Lactic Acidosis
- Decreased bone density
Renal Failure and Kidney Damage
Truvada has been designed to be taken in high doses for a long period of time. Because of this, the kidneys have to expel the drug from the individual which puts a lot of stress on the kidneys. This stress can lead to severe kidney damage that can also result in kidney failure and other problems such as lactic acidosis.
Decreased Bone Density
One of the more common serious side effects of Truvada is a decrease in bone density. This can often lead to a medical condition known as Osteoporosis. The toxicity from taking high doses of Truvada can often deteriorate the bone structure of an individual, sometimes resulting in broken bones.
Can You Sue the Manufacturer of Truvada?
Many people are taking the manufacturer of Truvada in the court of law because the company failed to warn of the many severe side effects of the medicine. According to most common lawsuits, Gilead Sciences, Inc knew that Truvada caused serious side effects but failed to warn the patients or doctors about these risks.
Drug manufacturers such as Gilead Sciences, Inc has a duty to warn people about the dangers associated with their medicine. These disclosers are meant to warn patients so that they can make an informed decision. Similarly, these warnings also help doctors recommend medicine to patients.
So if you have suffered from any of the side effects from Truvada mentioned above, you have the right to take the manufacturer to the court for full compensation. However, you will need to provide the following evidence.
- You took Truvada to prevent HIV and AIDS
- The drug caused side effects while you were taking it or after at least 6 months of the last usage
- You must be able to provide your complete medical record which should mention Truvada and the diagnosis of the side effects occurred for you.
- You must be able to provide the batch number of the drug you were taking.
All of this evidence is hard to procure on your own, this is why you are going to need legal help from a medical malpractice lawyer.