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Viberzi is prescribed for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). IBS is a chronic disorder of the large intestine that causes various gastrointestinal symptoms including cramping, pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in March, 2017 that patients without gallbladders who use Viberzi face an increased risk of developing pancreatitis. Pancreatitis poses a risk of hospitalization and in some cases, death.

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What is Viberzi?

Viberzi is the brand name for Eluxadoline in the United States. Viberzi treats IBS by slowing the digestion of food in the intestines and desensitizing the nerves located in the intestine. Viberzi is prescribed for IBS when the primary symptom is diarrhea. The medication also alleviates stomach pain and reduces the occurrence of diarrhea.

What is Happening with Viberzi?

The FDA received 120 reports of severe pancreatitis between 2015 and 2017. In some cases, death was also reported. Among these cases, 56 patients did not have a gallbladder and were being treated with Viberzi. Of the 120 reported cases of pancreatitis, 76 were hospitalized and two patients without gallbladders died. One death was caused by pancreatitis and the other death was caused by sphincter of Oddi spasm, which is characterized by the failure of the muscular valve to open. This valve facilitates the flow of vital digestive juices to the small intestine. The patient who died of pancreatitis took an initial does of Viberzi just three days prior to his death.

The FDA has recommended that health care professionals avoid prescribing Viberzi to patients without gallbladders as hospitalizations and deaths have occurred in this class of patients. The FDA further urged patients to report pancreatitis and other serious side effects to the FDA MedWatch program.

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM546542.pdf

Viberzi Side Effects and Complications

Common side effects of Viberzi:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Drowsiness

Less frequent side effects of Viberzi:

  • Pancreatitis, with symptoms including severe upper abdominal pain, swollen abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever
  • Sphincter of Oddi spasm, with symptoms including new or worsening abdominal pain that radiates to the back and persistent vomiting

Viberzi Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Viberzi Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Viberzi 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 Viberzi Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

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