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Representing Patients Harmed by Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Side Effects

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), a drug produced by the pharmaceutical corporation Gilead, was developed as HIV prevention and treatment medicine. It was marketed under the names of Truvada, Atripla, Complera, Stribild, and Viread.

Gilead has recently faced legal action focused on claims that TDF has been found to cause severe side effects, and that the company shelved a safer drug to gain profits.

If you were prescribed TDF and suffered from kidney and bone issues caused by the drug, call (512) 400-3278 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

The Dangerous Side Effects of TDF

The use of TDF is an effective treatment plan for HIV patients. By preventing virus development, the drug minimizes the infection, and improves the overall quality of life for patients. The drug must be taken in high doses in order to be effective, and unfortunately, the high dosage can contribute to severe side effects. The marketing and labeling of TDF did not include any warnings of the potential risks of use.

The side effects of TDF mainly harm the kidneys and bones. Side effects may include:

  • Kidney failure, disease, and injury
  • Fanconi Syndrome
  • Renal tubular dysfunction
  • Bone fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia

A Safer Alternative

Allegedly, Gilead was aware of the side effects of TDF upon the release of the drug. During this time, the company began developing tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF). TAF does not have the detrimental side effects of TDF, and has been found to be more effective in HIV treatment.

Gilead actively hid information about the risks of TDF, and their findings on TAF. TDF was seen as more profitable, so the development of TAF was halted and its benefits were kept secret. Therefore, doctors continued to prescribe TDF, unnecessarily subjecting patients to its side effects.

Speak with Our Experienced Trial Lawyers

If you have been prescribed TDF and suffered from kidney failure, bone loss, or other side effects, contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC. Our team is dedicated to holding Gilead accountable for its negligence, and recovering the compensation patients deserve.

Request a free consultation with our team of skilled attorneys. Call us 24/7 at (512) 400-3278 or send us a message on our website.

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