The FDA is investigating a large number of reports involving severe burns and permanent scarring from the Zecuity migraine patch.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting migraine patch induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Zecuity, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
UPDATE: Zecuity Recall
June 10, 2016 — Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled Zecuity due to a large number of reports involving severe burns and permanent scarring. Click here to read more.
What is the Migraine Patch?
Zecuity is a migraine patch that delivers a drug called sumatriptan through the skin. It is a single-use, battery-powered device that goes around the upper arm.
FDA Warning for Migraine Patch
June 2, 2016 — The FDA has issued a Safety Communication to say it is investigating a “large number” or reports involving severe skin reactions from Zecuity, including:
- Severe burns
- Permanent scarring
- Skin discoloration
- Cracked skin
It is normal to experience tingling or mild burning sensation because Zecuity uses a small electrical current. However, patients who experience moderate or severe pain should stop using Zecuity immediately and contact a doctor. Patients should never bathe, shower, or swim while wearing a migraine patch.
What is the problem?
The migraine patch has only been on the market since September 2015, but skin problems are nothing new. In clinical trials, 25% of patients reported pain, and many more complained about redness.
The most common side effects of the migraine patch are pain, tingling, itching, warmth, discomfort, and a change in skin color under the patch. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, recommends:
“Most people have some skin redness after removal of Zecuity. This redness will usually go away in 24 hours. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.”
Do I have a Migraine Patch Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zecuity induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the migraine patch, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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