Redux (dexfenfluramine) is an oral medication. It is used for treatment of obesity. It belongs to serotonin reuptake inhibitor and releasing agent group of drugs. Redux is actually dexfenfluramine hydrochloride. It is administered with low calorie diet for weight reduction and management. It was approved by U.S. Food and Drug administration in 1990 to be used for weight loss. Later it was linked with several cardio vascular diseases including primary pulmonary hypertension. FDA cancelled its approval in 1997, due to safety concerns. It was approved as an appetite suppressant in the obesity management by FDA.

It was linked with many severe side effects. Use of Dexfenfluramine could lead to Pulmonary Hypertension. It is a fatal side effect. Dexfenfluramine overdose could cause Tachycardia, convulsions, restlessness or excitement and ventricular arrhythmia. The most severe side effect of this drug is the development of valvular heart disease. It could result into primarily aortic regurgitation, hypertension, angina pectoris, palpitation, vasodilation and migraine. It has also been linked with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH).

Pulmonary hypertension is a severe disease. It results into an elevated blood pressure in the lungs. It results in going up of resistance to blood flow. It increases the pressure in the pulmonary arteries. The presence of pulmonary hypertension could be identified by symptoms such as high blood flow, high resistance, or both. It could yield fatal results. The symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension are dyspnea, angina pectoris, syncope or lower extremity edema.

Why was Redux Recalled?

In 1997 FDA announced withdrawal of Dexfenfluramine from the market. It was a result of many new evidences surfacing which linked use of dexfenfluramine with severe side effects such as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. It asked Wyeth, a subsidiary of American Home products Corp, manufacturer of Dexfenfluramine drug Redux to voluntarily withdraw this drug from the market. Dexfenfluramine was manufactured for Interneuron Pharmaceuticals. Both companies agreed to voluntarily withdraw the drug Redux from the market.

Basis of Redux Lawsuits

Dexfenfluramine or Redux is a weight loss drug. It is used for treatment of obesity. It helps to reduce weight if taken along with a low calorie diet. It was widely prescribed for weight reduction. It was manufactured by American Home products Corp. the company did not provide enough warning about the severe side effects associated with the drug. It was recalled by FDA in 1997, which proved that it was a dangerous drug. It constituted the Fen part of Fen-Phen, widely popular as miracle drug for weight loss. One can levy charges of producing defective product and misinforming consumers about risk of side effects associated with this drug.

Who Can File a Redux Lawsuit?

Any person who has suffered a side effect due to use of Redux or have any relative or friends who have suffered or died due to side effects of Redux can file a lawsuit against American Home products Corp claiming compensation and medical expenses. They can also ask for compensation for loss of earning or earning capacity. You can seek for past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and emotional distress.

How to File a Redux Lawsuit?

If you are eligible to file a Redux lawsuit then you should find a good attorney to file your case. Try to find a lawyer who has prior experience of handling Redux lawsuit. He would file your suit according to the procedure of law as prevailing in your state.

You can file an individual lawsuit or can join a class action lawsuit. Your lawyer will design your case after taking into consideration that when and how long you took Redux and in what dosage, regularity of intake and injury suffered by you. Joining a class action case could help you by saving your time and benefiting you with the expertise of all the lawyers involved in the class action lawsuit.