An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small cage-like medical device that can be inserted by doctors to stop dangerous blood clots from traveling to the blood vessels of the lungs. Their structure allows them to catch fragments of clots that form in the legs or pelvis before these blockages run the risk of causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). These metal filters are surgically implanted in patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners or have seen little success with those drugs.
Cylert (pemoline) was a drug used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for thirty years before it was discontinued.
In some patients pemoline has been suspected of causing hepatotoxicity (liver toxicity), so the FDA recommended that regular liver tests should be performed on those treated with it.
Despite attempted efforts to make doctors and patients aware of the risk, the drug has been linked with a number of cases of liver failure, of which 13 resulted in liver replacement or death.
If you feel that you or a loved one has experienced harmful side effects while taking Cylert, contact us today to find out if you may have a personal injury claim.