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Aprotinin/Trasylol doubles the risk of kidney failure and stroke and increases the risk of heart failure or heart attack by 55 percent. Aprotinin/Trasylol is an injection used to prevent excessive blood loss during heart bypass surgery. Aprotinin is linked to encephalopathy, degenerative brain diseases. Are you or a family member eligible for an aprotinin lawsuit?
Please note Aprotinin is the generic word for the brand name Trasylol.
Why do hospitals use it? Maybe because Bayer funds hospital programs and research grants.
The generic alternatives Amicar (aminocaproic acid) and Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid) were studied too. These generic drugs were confirmed to be both safe and effective. Researchers estimated that if hospitals stopped using Trasylol and instead used the above generic drugs, it would save 9,000 to 11,000 people every year from kidney dialysis.
The difference in bypass surgery drugs is alarming:Trasylol costs $1,300 per dose (manufactured by Bayer AG)
Amicar costs only $11 per dose (generic)
Cyklokapron costs $44 per dose (generic)
In January 2006, the New England Journal of Medicine wrote about a study revealing the dangerous Trasylol/aprotinin side effects. The maker of Trasylol, Bayer AG based in Germany, and its U.S. subsidiary with offices in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, insisted that the study in the New England Journal of Medicine was flawed and that Trasylol is safe.
Eight months later Bayer chose to not disclose the dangers of two recent aprontinin studies. On September 29, 2006 Bayer said it had mistakenly withheld another study based on 67,000 hospital patient records that suggested the drug could increase the chances of death, serious kidney damage, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Bayer only disclosed these serious facts after a whistleblower contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
And what’s really horrifying is that Bayer had been hoping that Trasylol would be used in all types of surgeries. Do you have a Trasylol/Aprotinin case?