Have Antipsychotic Drugs Been Linked to Kidney Injuries?
Recently, Renal & Urology News reported that atypical antipsychotic drug use, which includes the use of drugs like quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), and olanzapine (Zyprexa), has been linked to acute kidney injury (AKI).
According to the news source, a team of researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, as well as the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES), found that “atypical antipsychotic drug use was associated with a nearly 2-fold higher 90-day risk of hospitalization for AKI.”
The researchers studied 100,000 patients aged 65 years and older, finding that 5.5 percent of patients prescribed the drugs were hospitalized with AKIs compared to 3.3 percent who were not.
The news outlet said this study parallels the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) black box warnings placed on the drugs, which state that they could put elderly patients at risk for death.
Can I Speak to an Attorney About a Defective Drug?
You should contact our attorneys immediately if you know someone taking an antipsychotic drug and has suffered a kidney injury.
Our class action attorneys and dangerous drug and device attorneys have represented clients and evaluated claims involving many defective drugs, and one of our attorneys is a practicing physician who understands the dangers associated with these products.
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