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Levitra Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Vision Loss, Blindness, Diabetes, Heart Disease

Levitra Side Effects Could Lead To Vision Loss Lawsuits

Levitra | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Vision Loss, Blindness, Diabetes, Heart Disease

On August 19, 2003 , The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Levitra (Generic: Vardenafil hydrochloride), an oral medication to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, or impotence) in men. Federal health officials are investigating rare reports of blindness among men using Levitra. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of 1 report of varying degrees of vision loss, including blindness, associated with Levitra.

At issue is NAION, or Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, which causes sudden vision loss when blood flow to the optic nerve is blocked. NAION is considered one of the most common causes of sudden vision loss in older Americans. Estimates suggest there are anywhere from 1,000 to 6,000 NAION cases a year. Risk factors include diabetes and heart disease, two of the leading causes of impotence. The routine NAION cases plus overlapping risk factors means it may be impossible for FDA to tease out whether the drugs really increase risk for this eye problem. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 30 million men in the United States. Its risk factors are similar to those for atherosclerotic heart disease.

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Viagra, Cialis Amnesia Reports Prompt Labeling Change

Aug 25, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
The labeling for Viagra and Cialis will now include information about Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), a side-effect that may occasionally accompany use of the erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs.  A third ED drug, Levitra, had information about the temporary form of memory loss added to its label in June. TGA is a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can’t be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy, transient ischemic attack, stroke or head injury....

Levitra Association with Temporary Amnesia Noted

Jun 3, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Levitra, an erectile dysfunction (ED) drug made by Bayer AG is undergoing its third labeling change since 2005.  This time, the precautions section of the Levitra label will be changed to note its possible association with transient global amnesia, or TGA.TGA is a sudden, temporary episode of memory loss that can't be attributed to a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy, transient ischemic attack, stroke or head injury. During an episode of transient global amnesia, ...

Consumer Advocacy Group Petitions for Blindness Warning on Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis

Sep 21, 2005 |
The well-known consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is asking the FDA to add black-box warnings to the labels of Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. The drugs, used to treat impotence, have been linked to an increase in incidences of blindness among patients.  The petition calls for the FDA to add the highest level of drug warning to the labels of Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra as well as Revatio, a drug used to treat hypertension.A small number of patients taking prescription drugs to treat...

Health Canada Issues Advisory Concerning Vision Problems Possibly Associated with Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra

Jul 27, 2005 |
In a release which follows on the heels of a July 8 announcement by the U.S. FDA that it was approving updated labeling for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra to reflect the possible link between these Erectile Dysfunction medications and sudden vision loss, Health Canada issued a similar Advisory yesterday.All  of this began on May 27, when the FDA disclosed that, since 1998, it has received some 43 reports of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), a type of blindness, in men...

Health Canada Advises About Vision Problems Possibly Associated With Viagra, Cialis and Levitra

Jul 26, 2005 | Health Canada
Health Canada is advising individuals who use the drugs Viagra, Cialis and Levitra to consult their physicians and seek immediate medical attention if they experience sudden vision loss or vision-related problems while taking these drugs. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are drugs used to treat impotence and erectile dysfunction in men.The specific type of vision loss, called nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), occurs when blood flow to the optic nerve is blocked. It causes...

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