Many patients who were prescribed the heart medication Digitek have suffered serious and potentially deadly side effects as a result of manufacturing defects with the drug. As a result of these Digitek side effects cases, the drug’s manufacturer, Actavis Totowa, issued a nationwide Digitek recall on April 25, 2008.
Digitek is a form of the heart medication digitalis; it is also known generically as digoxin. Digitek and other digoxin drugs work by increasing the amount of calcium in the heart in order to strengthen the heart beat. Digitek is prescribed to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure.
According to a press release issued at the time of the Digitek recall, some tablets of the drug were improperly manufactured at twice their normal thickness. As a result, some patients were receiving a double dose of the drug, which could cause serious Digitek side effects as a result of a digoxin overdose.
In the most serious cases, patients who have experienced a digoxin overdose may suffer a heart attack, stroke or, potentially, death. Some of the other Digitek side effects suffered by patients include low blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, fainting, confusion, nausea, vomiting or other symptoms.
Some patients who suffered a Digitek overdose have already contacted a attorney about filing a Digitek lawsuit. These patients have alleged that defectively manufactured Digitek tablets put patients at an increased risk of a digoxin overdose and serious and potentially deadly Digitek side effects.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a Digitek overdose, you may with to speak with a Digitek lawyer about filing a lawsuit. To speak with a Digitek attorney, contact the law office of Hissey Kientz by calling us toll-free at (866) 275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form to the right of this page.