DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Injectafer (ferric carbomyxtalose) is an injectable iron supplement prescribed to counter iron deficiency anemia. Studies have repeatedly shown that a dangerous side effect, hypophosphatemia, occurs with alarming regularity.
- A 2013 study found that 74% of patients were hypophosphatemic three weeks after taking Injectafer.
- A 2016 study showed that hypophosphatemia occurred ten times more often in users of Injectafer versus a competing product.
- In 2018, the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that more than 50% of patients who took Injectafer developed hypophosphatemia versus fewer than 1% who were on a competing treatment.
A Threat Ignored
Despite the evidence, Injectafer manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo did not add hypophosphatemia to the list of the drug’s possible side effects until February of 2020. In some cases, severe hypophosphatemia can occur, causing:
- Muscle weakness
- Progressive encephalopathy
North Carolina Attorneys Take Action for Injectafer Users.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is looking into Injectafer-related injuries. If you took Injectafer (ferric carbomyxtalose) and suffered harm, call 1-866-900-7078, or send a message here for a free case evaluation.
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