Lemtrada's Incredibly Long List of Adverse Side Effects

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Consumer health agencies around the world are waking up to the number of life-threatening medical consequences patients face when they take Lemtrada for relief from multiple sclerosis symptoms

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - The news is out that the drug Lemtrada can cause patients that are taking it to relieve their recurring multiple sclerosis seizures to instead suffer a stroke. In the United Kingdom (UK) for example, doctors have been requested to discontinue using Lemtrada while reports of strokes and other life-threatening side effects are studied.

Sanofi, the maker of Lemtrada, has been more than forthcoming in warning patients of the drug's deadly side effects on its website. According to Lemtrada.com, "LEMTRADA can cause serious side effects including autoimmune problems, infusion reactions, stroke, tears in your arteries that supply blood to your brain (carotid and vertebral arteries), some kinds of cancers, thyroid problems, low blood counts (cytopenias), inflammation of the liver, serious infections, inflammation of the gallbladder without gallstones (acalculous cholecystitis), and swelling of lung tissue (pneumonitis)." The website divides the remaining list of more common adverse consequences to one's health of taking the drug into two categories, one being the infusion reactions. Common potential serious infusion reactions include "swelling in the mouth and throat, trouble breathing, weakness, irregular heartbeat, and chest pain. Other common side effects of Lemtrada include "rash, headache, thyroid problems, fever, swelling of your nose and throat, nausea, urinary tract infection, feeling tired, trouble sleeping, upper respiratory infection, herpes viral infection, hives, itching, fungal infection joint pain, pain in your arms or legs, back pain, diarrhea, sinus infection, mouth pain or sore throat, tingling sensation, dizziness, and stomach pain." Patients have died from serious autoimmune problems from taking Lemtrada. Sanofi, recommends that a doctor administer a battery of blood and urine tests before, during and after administering Lemtrada to monitor for abnormalities. National attorneys helping families and individuals offer a free consultation before filing a Lemtrada lawsuit claim.

Lemtrada warns that it can also cause cancer such as "thyroid cancer, skin cancer (melanoma), and blood cancers called lymphoproliferative disorders and lymphoma." The early warning signs to look for is a new lump or pain in the neck area, difficulty breathing or swallowing, a sore throat and a persistent cough. In addition, serious infections have been reported. More specifically, Lemtrada patients can contract "listeria, herpes viral infections, tuberculosis, and hepatitis." Rather than go on and on, a full accounting of Lemtrada's side effects can be found at: https://www.lemtrada.com/about/safety-side-effects.

Lemtrada is a prescription drug given to patients that suffer from recurring, relapsing, multiple sclerosis (RRMS), administered several times per year (8 doses over two years) by infusion drip, and should be used only as a last resort when all other drugs treating RRMS have failed. Web MD describes RRMS as a disease that begins when a person is in their 20s or 30s, Patients are suffering from a variety of attacks followed by periods of remission. Over time the attacks increase in severity and the periods of remission lesson. Multiple sclerosis is a disease where the protective sheath covering the nerves in the body wears down and disrupts the communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

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