Contaminated FinPlus Hair Regrowth Drug
Finasteride Side Effects Lawsuit: The Dangers of FinPlus Products
Compound Finasteride PinPlus: Searcy Denney’s Dangerous Hair Regrowth Drug Investigation
Many people are experiencing serious health symptoms after taking hair growth medications marketed as “Compounded Finasteride FinPlus” or “FinPlus.” These products may produce side effects consistent with minoxidil overdose or toxicity, sometimes leading to severe injury or even death. A finasteride side effects lawsuit may help the injured victim receive just compensation for losses caused by the injuries.
f you or a loved one have recently experienced symptoms after taking a hair regrowth medication marketed as “Compounded Finasteride FinPlus” or “FinPlus,” you may be entitled to receive compensation from the compounding pharmacy that created the blend and/or the manufacturers of the ingredients in the dangerous drugs.
The product liability team at Searcy Denney is investigating claims that individuals who purchased FinPlus may have experienced symptoms consistent with minoxidil toxicity or overdose, leading to the possibility of serious injury, disability or death.
Several South Florida patients were notified in April of 2020 that the compounding pharmacy that produced the specially blended drug had shipped out a “bad batch” of FinPlus capsules to patients in and around Boca Raton, Florida. Our legal team has learned that at least 70 patients in the South Florida area have allegedly ingested the contaminated capsules and we suspect that there may be more patients at risk around the country.
FinPlus: About the Contaminated Batch
FinPlus, which is prescribed to both men and women, should contain a combination of finasteride (the generic version of the hair regrowth drug Propecia) and a proprietary blend of vitamins, herbs, and other nutrients. According to its label, each dose of FinPlus contains 1.25 mg of finasteride — a 25 percent higher amount than other hair growth medications containing finasteride that can be purchased from traditional pharmacies. FinPlus, which costs less than name-brand finasteride products, is marketed as providing healthy circulation as well as enhancing hair, skin, and nail functions.
In April 2020, patients received word that the compounding pharmacy producing the specially blended FinPlus drug had shipped a “bad batch” of FinPlus capsules. These capsules reached patients in South Florida, namely Boca Raton, Florida. At least 70 patients have allegedly ingested the contaminated capsules, and more patients throughout the country could be at risk as well.
The bad batch of FinPlus was possibly tainted with another drug, minoxidil. Minoxidil is used for heart disease as well as hair regrowth and is associated with various health risks. Minoxidil may be responsible for the toxicity and overdose issues.
Where Did Compounded Finasteride PinPlus Come From?
Compounded Finasteride FinPlus is manufactured and distributed at the New York-based mail order compounding pharmacy MasterPharm LLC.
Compounding pharmacies like MasterPharm are specialized outfits that can legally combine, alter, or mix various ingredients – including both prescription and over-the-counter drugs — to create a new drug product. Often, compounding pharmacies are used to convert the formulation of a drug into a cream, liquid, nasal spray, or injectable product to make it easier for the patient to take. Other times, compounding pharmacies are used to produce an established drug at a different strength or dose than is readily available by the drug manufacturers. Compounding pharmacies are also used to mix so-called natural remedies, such as herbs, with FDA-approved pharmaceuticals to produce marketable products that are touted as being e more beneficial for the patient.
While pharmacists must supervise all the operations of a compounding pharmacy, products sold at compounding pharmacies are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) like traditional, mass produced pharmaceuticals which are dispensed through retail drug stores. Compounded medications are prepared following the dosage instructions of a licensed physician and tailored to the needs of each individual patient. However, the producers of compound drugs must follow applicable state and federal laws and must act with reasonable care when producing and distributing drug products to consumers.
FinPlus and Finasteride Side Effects
Consumers who have ingested contaminated FinPlus pills are reporting severe side effects and reactions. These side effects may include:
- Heart palpitations
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Irregular heart rate (tachycardia)
- Profuse sweating
- Shortness of breath
- Hypotension or low blood pressure
- Overwhelming fatigue
These symptoms may indicate minoxidil overdose or toxicity. This condition can lead to serious medical conditions or disability; in some cases, it can be fatal. Contact a lawyer if you believe you have suffered any of these symptoms or injuries after taking a FinPlus product.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Taking FinPlus?
If you have ingested FinPlus, or are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you should see your doctor to get checked out for any signs of minoxidil toxicity. Ensuring your health is the number one priority. We also encourage you to reach out to our legal team for information regarding a possible claim for damages.
Our Florida Finasteride lawsuit attorneys are continuing to investigate the FinPlus hair loss drug to determine who may be liable for the damages you have sustained after ingesting capsules from this contaminated of medicine. Our law firm has the experience and resources to conduct a thorough investigation of the manufacture and distribution of contaminated compounded finasteride. We always fight aggressively for the rights of patients harmed through dangerous drugs, and you can rest assured that, if necessary, we will fight for you in court. We never stop until you get the financial compensation that you deserve.
Is Finasteride Safe?
Finasteride is considered safe on its own when used as an oral treatment. However, it can produce specific side effects, especially for men, such as prostate cancer and sexual dysfunction.
FinPlus also contains a mix of different herbs, vitamins, and chemicals, in addition to the elevated levels of finasteride. In combination with the potential minoxidil contamination, the products may pose dangerous health and safety risks for the public. A finasteride side effects lawsuit can help you obtain compensation for losses caused by the product.
What Can I Be Compensation for in a Florida Finasteride Lawsuit?
If the compounding pharmacy and/or the ingredient manufacturer or distributor were negligent in that they failed to perform their respective operations with reasonable care, causing a dangerous condition, injured patients would be entitled to seek compensatory damages from the legally responsible parties.
The patients that we have been in contact with who have ingested these contaminated drugs have incurred medical bills and other costs associated with extensive medical evaluations, lost wages, and the heightened risks associated with hospitalizations and other medical treatment due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. There may also be instances where non-economic damages including pain and suffering could be claimed against the negligent defendants.
In addition, if it turns out that the compounding pharmacy, the ingredients manufacturer, or another person or corporation involved in the supply chain acted intentionally or egregiously, injured patients may be entitled to punitive damages. Rather than requiring a correlation to actual losses, economic or otherwise, punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer.
How Can a Finasteride Lawyer Help?
The issues surrounding finasteride and minoxidil injuries can be complex. A finasteride lawyer can provide the guidance needed for a successful claim. The experienced and qualified lawyers at Searcy Denney can:
- Advise you on your legal rights
- Analyze the laws involved in your particular case
- Create an effective litigation strategy
- Negotiate for the most favorable outcome
Damages provided through a finasteride lawsuit can help restore a victim after experiencing tremendous losses and challenges. For instance, a monetary award can compensate for:
- Hospital and medical costs
- Follow-up treatments and surgery
- Lost wages or a loss of an ability to work
- Loss of consortium and other similar concerns
- Punitive damages (where appropriate)
Who Can Qualify for Participation in a FinPlus Lawsuit?
Due to the severe nature of finasteride injuries, it may be necessary to take legal action if FinPlus products have injured you or a loved one. In order to qualify for participation in a lawsuit or settlement, you may need to meet certain requirements, like:
- Using a FinPlus or Compound Finasteride Plus product
- Usage of the product resulted in an injury
- The injury or medical condition is causally related to your use of FinPlus
These qualifications can require the assistance of a finasteride lawyer, especially when considering the connection between usage of the product and injury. Get in touch with the lawyers at Searcy Denney at (800) 780-8607 to learn how we can help you get started with your claim.
Who Can Be Held Legally Responsible
In order to hold the compounding pharmacy and other responsible liable for your injuries, our bad drug attorneys must prove:
- That you suffered physical and/or financial injury from taking the Compounded Finasteride FinPlus hair regrowth blend;
- That the drug was defective and dangerous;
- That you used the product in a reasonable manner; and
- That taking the dangerous drug was the legal cause of your injury.
A manufacturer of a defective drug product cannot be required to pay damages for the harm to patients absent the filing of a lawsuit or negotiation of a mutual settlement agreement.
Should I File a FinPlus Lawsuit?
The injuries resulting from contaminated or defective FinPlus products can be severe and, in some cases, long-term or life-threatening. A finasteride side effects lawsuit would help hold the liable parties responsible, and would provide the victim with sufficient compensation for their injuries. Contact Searcy Denney at (800) 780-8607 to begin the process of getting your life back.
Contact a Finasteride Lawyer
If you or a loved one has consumed FinPlus or other similar products, we encourage you to obtain medical attention immediately if you haven’t already done so. Reach out to our team if you need representation and legal guidance for legal issues you may be facing.
The lawyers at Searcy Denney have the resources and experience to conduct a thorough investigation of the manufacturing, production, and distribution of FinPlus products. We fight zealously for the rights of Americans who have been harmed by dangerous drugs. Contact us at (800) 780-8607 for a no-cost obligation and to learn about the compensation you deserve.