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Limbrel Lawsuits

Limbrel is a product that is marketed and sold as a “medical food.” It is prescribed for the management of the symptoms of osteoarthritis. As of December 2017, the FDA received mounting reports of Limbrel users developing two serious medical conditions – drug-induced liver damage and a lung problem known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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Contact our Limbrel Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Limbrel cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Limbrel Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Limbrel?

Limbrel is the brand name for a product known as flavocoxid, which is a combination of plant compounds called flavonoids. Limbrel is a medical food rather than a dietary supplement which means it requires a prescription. It is used to treat osteoarthritis by reducing swelling and providing pain relief associated with the deterioration of cartilage in the joints.

What is Happening with Limbrel?

Limbrel has been linked to serious, possibly life-threatening medical conditions. The FDA is investigating the matter after receiving 200 reports about adverse health events from patients taking Limbrel. Some of these reports were sufficient to demonstrate a link between Limbrel and the occurrence of liver injury and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a condition of the lungs in which the lungs become swollen and irritated due to an allergic reaction from dust, fungus or chemicals.

The FDA requested information from the manufacturer, Primus Pharmaceuticals, about the product in November, 2017. The FDA expressed concerns relating to the safety of Limbrel and advised a voluntary recall, which was declined by Primus. In December, 2017, the FDA made a formal request for Primus to issue a recall of all Limbrel products (both Limbrel250 and Limbrel500 with or without zinc) due to the risk of liver damage. As the investigation continues, the FDA recommends that any patients currently taking Limbrel stop taking the product immediately.

https://www.fda.gov/food/recallsoutbreaksemergencies/safetyalertsadvisories/ucm585992.htm

https://www.statnews.com/2017/12/05/fda-urges-maker-to-recall-limbrel-after-liver-and-lung-injury-reports/

Limbrel Side Effects and Complications

Common side effects of Limbrel include:

  • Headache;
  • Confusion;
  • Anxiety;
  • Fever;
  • Nausea;
  • Shortness of breath; and
  • Skin rash, burning or tingling

Serious side effects of Limbrel include:

  • Liver injury characterized by jaundice, nausea, and fatigue; and
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis characterized by fever, cough, and trouble breathing.

Limbrel Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Limbrel Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Limbrel cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Limbrel Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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