Multaq is a prescription drug used to treat people with irregular heart rhythms.  Multaq was approved in 2009 but has been linked to a series of side effects.  As of today, the FDA has not recalled Multaq.  However, the FDA has issued warnings about the risks associated with the drug, such as heart attacks or even death.  In 2011, the FDA even changed the warnings section of the Multaq label to indicate that some patients who took the drug experienced worsening heart failure.  They further noted that patients should stop taking the drug if they suspect injury to their liver.  It is important to speak to a Healthcare professional prior to taking Multaq.

Click here to see the changes to the Multaq warning label.

What is Multaq?

Multaq (also known as Dronedarone) is a prescription drug manufactured by Sanofi Aventis.  It is used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation).

Why is Multaq Dangerous?

Based on the latest label change, patients with permanent atrial fibrillation who take Multaq have a higher chance of experiencing health risks such as death and stroke.

Common Side Effects of Multaq:

  • Diarrhea
  • Lack or loss of strength
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Heart attack

Possible Side Effects of Multaq:

  • Liver damage
  • Stroke
  • Death

Other Risks Associated with Taking Multaq:

The manufacturer of Multaq, Sanofi Aventis, has asked healthcare providers to warn their patients about the risks associated with taking Multaq.  Moreover, patients are urged to immediately report any symptoms, including:

  • Jaundice
  • Right upper quadrant pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Anorexia

To learn more about Multaq, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.

How Can a Multaq Lawyer Help?

Multaq lawsuits are rising.  If you or a loved one has suffered negative side effects from taking Multaq, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You should consult with a Multaq attorney to determine whether you have a valid legal claim against the drug manufacturer.  Most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.