As Americans, we often have a choice between using brand name or generic medications. While the latter can be a great way to save money on your prescriptions, it may also put you at risk of suffering a drug injury.
The manufacturing of brand name drugs is heavily regulated. Both active and inactive ingredients in these products must meet exact measurement standards. Furthermore, they undergo a rigorous testing process to ensure safety. On the other hand, generic medications are allowed to have different amounts and types of inactive ingredients than their name brand counterparts. Also, generics can have slight variations on the amount of active ingredient they contain.
These variations can lead to patients getting too much or not enough of a drug. Take for instance the numerous cases of generic Keppra anticonvulsant dangers. Patients who control their seizures by using brand name Keppra have reported experiencing a reoccurrence in seizure episodes when they swap to certain generic forms of the drug.
The claims are supported by publications from the National Institute of Health that suggest anticonvulsant drugs should be exempt from generic medication substitutions due to potential adverse health events and the risk of a seizure occurring.
If your health has suffered as the result of using a generic Keppra drug to control seizures, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of Pennsylvania drug injury attorneys can help answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of beginning to file a claim. To speak with a member of our legal staff, just call (800) LUNDY-LAW.