Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of epidural corticosteroid injections with their health care professional
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on safety alerts for epidural corticosteroid injections.
The FDA warned on April 23, that epidural injection of corticosteroids may cause rare but serious adverse events, including paralysis, stroke, loss of vision, and death. Epidural corticosteroid injections are used to treat neck and back pain, and radiating pain in the arms and legs.
The Agency notifies that corticosteroids have not been approved for the specific use and their effectiveness and safety have not been established. This warning includes the following drugs: methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, betamethasone, and dexamethasone. A Warning to these drug labels is required by the Agency.
Taking into consideration the latest developments, AttorneyOne.com monitor daily and update the website providing accurate information on all relevant FDA safety alerts. Sean Burke, director of Media Relations at AttorneyOne.com, adds “we are determined to keep an eye on FDA announcements concerning drugs and inform the public. For that reason", he continues, "our focus should squarely fall on investigating these safety alerts and getting the word out.”
As the FDA recommends “Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of epidural corticosteroid injections with their health care professionals, along with the benefits and risks associated with other possible treatments.”
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