Truvada, like some other HIV medicines, has been associated with several serious side effects. People taking the drug have reported kidney problems, including kidney failure, liver problems, bone condition problems, and a condition known as lactic acidosis, which can lead to death if not treated.
Truvada could potentially lead to worsening kidney problems, including kidney failure, in some people. Patients might need to have their blood tested before starting Truvada. If kidney problems develop, that patient will most likely have to stop taking Truvada.
Kidney problems that go untreated may progress into kidney failure. Kidney failure is a life-threatening condition that could lead to death.
Research indicates that while both bone density problems and kidney issues are symptoms experienced by many HIV patients already, antiretroviral drugs containing tenofovir can worsen or accelerate these issues. The research showed that bone mineral density (BMD) declines by 2-6% in the first two years of Truvada treatment. Inaddition, a study conducted at the University of California -San Francisco in 2012 found that among 10,000 HIV positive patients, the risk of chronic kidney disease rose 33% each year from taking Truvada.
Some symptoms of bone issues related to Truvada are (but not limited to):
- Bone fractures with physician or healthcare provider diagnosis of bone weakening or demineralization
- Bone density loss, bone demineralization, or weakening of the bones diagnosed by a physician or other healthcare provider
If you have been taking Truvada and suspect that you have suffered one of the serious side effects related to it, you should consult a doctor, first. Bone density and kidney tests can detect problems before they become so severe that they can impact or even endanger your life.
If those tests find that you are suffering from the adverse effects of Truvada, you may want to consider contacting Capretz & Associates Law Firm. Drug companies like Gilead have a legal duty to warn people about the dangers associated with their drugs. When they decide not to, innocent people can get hurt through no fault of their own. Holding those companies accountable for their actions often involves making them pay compensation to the victims.
Numerous personal injury and TDF HIV Drug lawsuits have been filed against Gilead Sciences, Inc. for their failure to warn patients about the serious side effects of the drug. These lawsuits also include allegations that Gilead Sciences, Inc. had developed a drug that was safer than Truvada, but kept it out of production until Truvada’s patent was set to expire.
If you or a loved one have suffered kidney or bone-related health issues after taking Truvada, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our knowledgeable pharmaceutical liability attorneys are ready to advocate on your behalf.
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