Even investors have issues with the chemotherapy nausea drug, Varubi. They claim that the manufacturer, Tesaro artificially inflated the value of their drug. The company did this by failing to warn about risks of anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, and other hypersensitivity reactions. These side effects can be life-threatening.
Varubi is an antiemetic agent mixture intended for adults to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. This also includes highly emetogenic chemotherapy. Varubi works by blocking receptors in the body that play a role in vomiting and nausea. These receptors are neurokinin (NK)-1 receptors. (NK)-1 receptors are located in the brain stem. Varubi crosses the blood-brain barrier and covers the receptors.
Varubi Side Effects
The most serious Varubi side effects are anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock with intravenous Varubi. These are types of allergic reactions. These side effects can occur within minutes after receiving intravenous Varubi. Most people who suffered these side effects had to go to the hospital. Less serious Varubi side effects may vary depending on the type of chemotherapy a patient receives. These may occur with oral or intravenous Varubi. Some are immediate, while others may surface later.
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the throat or face
- Hives or flushed skin
- Abdominal pain
- Back or chest pain
- Neutropenia (susceptibility to infections)
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Dyspepsia (indigestion)
- Urinary tract infection
- Stomatitis (mouth sores)
On January 16, 2018, the FDA released a safety communication warning that Varubi infusions could lead to serious hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock. These reactions occurred during or soon after an infusion of Varubi, according to the FDA. Most reactions occurred within a few minutes of receiving the drug. One of the ingredients in Varubi is soybean oil. People allergic to soybeans should tell their doctor before using Varubi. Tesaro announced changes to the drug’s label to add this information on January 12, 2018.
A class-action is currently underway in Massachusetts against Tesaro and some of its officers on January 17, 2018. The complaint alleged Tesaro failed to disclose the risk of anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock. This led to artificially inflated stock prices. After the FDA released the side-effect warning, stock prices fell by about $4.07. As a result, stock members suffered significant losses and damages.
We are also accepting clients in all 50 states representing those who suffered anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock after taking Varubi.
We Want to Help Varubi Victims
Undeniably, it is your right to be informed about the long-term risks associated with the medications you take, and it is the responsibility of drug companies to provide this information. If you or a loved one took Varubi and suffered anaphylactic or anaphylaxis shock, you should demand accountability. We want to also help send a message that this is not acceptable. We are advocates for consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products, and we have the experience necessary to successfully litigate these cases.
Contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today for a free consultation to learn more about seeking justice. Compensation may be available for any medical expenses associated with this ordeal, as well as for your physical and emotional suffering. There is no obligation.
How We Can Help
When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement may give you compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of recoverable losses are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of an ability to work; and
- Pain and suffering
Also, if a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
If a jury finds the conduct of a drug company in manufacturing and selling a drug to be highly reckless, they may award punitive damages. These damages aim to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future. Therefore, if you suffered anaphylactic or anaphylaxis shock from taking Varubi, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.