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Foradil

Foradil: Asthma Drug Linked to Severe Injuries

People, particularly the elderly and children, who have used the asthma inhaler Foradil are at increased risk of developing deadly complications. Foradil belongs to the class of asthma drugs called long-acting beta agonists, or LABAs, which have been linked to life-threatening breathing complications in some users.

As many as 22 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, have asthma. Of those people, about six million treat their conditions with LABAs. A panel of medical experts recently warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the risks of Foradil (formoterol) and other LABAs are too great and encouraged using other, safer asthma treatments instead.

If you or a loved one has taken Foradil for asthma and experienced difficulty breathing or other medical problems, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our law firm is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, legal consultation by completing the case evaluation form on the right side of this page or by calling 1-800-WE-FIGHT (1-800-933-4448).

FDA Panel Issues Warning About Foradil

In December 2008, an advisory panel to the FDA found that the risks of death and serious injury associated with Foradil and other similar brands of LABAs are greater than the therapeutic benefits the drugs provide. The panel found an additional 2.8 asthma-related events for every 1,000 patients who were treated with a LABA, compared with patients who were not taking the drugs. The panel recommended that the FDA include tougher warnings on the packaging of Foradil to alert physicians and patients about the risks.

What are LABAs?

Foradil and other drugs belong to a class of drugs called long-acting beta agonists (LABAs), which are designed to prevent asthma attacks from occurring. Unlike other asthma drugs, which are designed to be taken at the onset of an asthma attack to quickly restore normal breathing, LABAs are taken daily, even when asthma symptoms are not present, to prevent swelling in the airways. LABAs are most often prescribed for patients who suffer asthma symptoms while they are exercising or sleeping.

Call Today for Free Legal Consultation

If you, your child, or another loved one was prescribed the asthma drug Foradil, the patient may have suffered a wide range of life-threatening injuries. People who were injured by this dangerous drug may wish to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Our law firm is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, legal consultation by completing the case evaluation form on the right side of this page or by calling 1-800-WE-FIGHT (1-800-933-4448).

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