Side effects of the hepatitis C treatment Viekira Pak may include severe liver damage resulting in transplantation or death, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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What is Viekira Pak?
Viekira is an antiviral medication that contains dasabuvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir. These drugs prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) from multiplying in the body. Viekira Pak is used to treat genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in adults, including people with compensated cirrhosis.
Who Manufactures Viekira Pak?
Technivie is manufactured by AbbVie, and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on December 19, 2014.
What’s the Problem?
Viekira Pak may cause severe liver problems, especially in people with certain types of cirrhosis. These severe liver problems can lead to the need for a liver transplant, or can lead to death.
Which Side Effects has Vikiera Been Linked to?
- Liver disease
- Liver failure
- Hepatic decompensation
- Hepatic failure
- Allergic reactions
- Thinning blood
- Difficulty sleeping
What Happens if I Notice a Side Effect?
Contact your doctor immediately. They can give you advice on what to do. If it is a medical emergency, go to your nearest hospital and remember to take your medication and wallet dose card with you.
What Should I Do if I Take Too Much Medicine?
If you take more than your prescribed dose of Viekira Pak, contact your doctor immediately or go to your nearest hospital. Take your medicine with you so you can show what you have taken.
Has There Been a Recall?
Despite being linked to liver disease and other serious side effects, Viekira Pak has not been recalled, and continues to be prescribed to unsuspecting patients across the U.S. However, Viekira Pak has only been on the market a short time and the investigation into its potential health risks is still in its early stages.
Have There Been Any Settlements?
As a result of AbbVie’s decision to place profits ahead of public safety, it is expected that the company will have to pay substantial compensation to resolve lawsuits filed over injuries alleged from Viekira Pak. However, no major settlements have been reported as of early 2017.
Do I Have a Viekira Pak Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Viekira Pak lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new liver disease cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had liver failure or required a liver transplant, or someone you know died after taking Viekira Pak, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.