Medically prescribed for – Lotronex is prescribed to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and its associated symptoms, including abdominal discomfort and other bowel movement difficulties, such as diarrhea.
Adverse reactions experienced – Some patients taking Lotronex have experienced severe constipation, which may lead to a ruptured colon. FDA investigators discovered that Lotronex could also reduce blood flow to the colon, causing a potentially life threatening condition called ischemic colitis.
Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration had initially recalled this product due to its potentially life-threatening results, but demand for the product has brought Lotronex back into the market, although under tight restrictions.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Lotronex. You should also contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.