Understanding GranuFlo and Its Dangers

by CarlosSantiago on January 5, 2013

(US Law) GranuFlo is a medical product known as a dry acid concentrate that has often been used in various kidney dialysis procedures. When a person’s kidneys begin to fail, some form of dialysis is necessary, and GranuFlo has been used in many different patients. Products like GranuFlo are used to extract dangerous acids and substances from a person’s bloodstream, work that would normally be done by functioning kidneys. Typically, GranuFlo, a dialysate, neutralizes acids that are in a person’s blood, and produces bicarbonates. But researchers are now suggesting that GranuFlo has too much of the neutralizing ingredient, which has led to some very serious physical conditions because of the development of too much bicarbonates in the blood.

While GranuFlo has helped some patients with dialysis procedures, it has also recently been linked to extremely serious heart problems. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even issued a Class 1 recall of GranuFlo because of the dangers it poses for patients who used it. You can learn more about the FDA’s recall here.

GranuFlo is associated with various dangerous heart problems and conditions. Many people have reported side effects of GranuFlo that range from minor to severe, and even life-threatening at times. Several of the most common side effects that GranuFlo has been linked to by numerous patients include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Other Heart Problems

Each of these potential side effects of GranuFlo can, of course, be threatening to a person’s well-being, and might result in lasting damage to that person’s health. These are the kinds of conditions that, if left untreated or if not treated quickly enough, can easily lead to a fatality. Sadly, although the FDA did issue a recall of this drug, the warning of GranuFlo’s dangers came too late for far too many patients who already suffered from its effects. Fortunately, some who have been negatively affected by GranuFlo have been able to file a GranuFlo lawsuit to pursue financial compensation for their suffering.

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