Omontys Side Effects Lawsuit
Omontys side effects may include hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and even death. If you have been injured as a result of Omontys side effects you should contact our Omontys lawyers regarding your possible Omontys lawsuit.
OMONTYS (Peginesatide) is an FDA approved drug used for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adult patients on dialysis. Omontys is the only once monthly erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) for anemia available to the dialysis patient population in the United States. Omontys was discovered by Affymax and it's a synthetic pegylated peptidic compound that binds to and stimulates erythropoietin receptors and thus acts as an ESA. Currently it is made and sold by Affymax and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Serious Omontys Side Effects
All lots of Omontys sold in 10 milligram and 20 milligram vials were voluntarily recalled in February 2013 due to serious hypersensitivity reactions, including life threatening and fatal events such as OMONTYS anaphylaxis and OMONTYS death. Affymax and Takeda sent out a "Dear Doctor" letter informing healthcare providers to immediately cease the use of all Omontys products in all patients. They also stated that any patients that had been given Omontys for home use should be immediately contacted and instructed to stop use of the product and return the product.
Post marketing reports contained evidence of serious OMONTYS hypersensitivity reactions that occurred within 30 minutes after OMONTYS administration. According to the report there were no reactions following subsequent dosing, or in patients that have completed their dialysis sessions. It appears that the overall OMONTYS hypersensitivity reactions is approximately 0.2% with approximately one third of these OMONTYS side effects being serious in nature including OMONTYS anaphylaxis requiring immediate medical intervention and in some cases hospitalization.
Symptoms of serious Omontys side effects may include:
- Chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- Feeling lightheaded or faint
- Difficulty breathing
Omontys Side Effects - Omontys Anaphylaxis Death Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects of Omontys, Omontys injury or Omontys death while using Omontys dialysis drug, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Omontys side effects lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. today for a free nationwide case evaluation. Our experienced Omontys attorneys can answer any questions you may have about Omontys litigation, Omontys side effects, a potential Omontys lawsuit or even a possible Omontys class action lawsuit. Fill out the Omontys lawsuit case evaluation form on this page or call toll free: 1.800.856.6405.