Hearing Problems Linked to Drug Tepezza
Recent studies have shown hearing problems linked to drug Tepezza. If you or someone you know has used the prescription drug Tepezza and are now experiencing hearing problems, call Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington now at 601-948-8005 for a free case evaluation. Attorney Brian Herrington explains in more detail the cause of this and what can be done if you experienced these severe side effects of Tepezza.
What is Tepezza?
Tepezza, made by Horizon Therapeutics, was designed to treat Thyroid Eye Disease, which is a medical condition that causes inflammation in the eye muscles, eyelids, tear glands, and fatty tissues behind the eyes.
Tepezza is administered intravenously (through an IV). A typical treatment of Tepezza consists of 8 infusions given over a period of approximately 5 weeks (an infusion 1 time every 3 weeks).
Tepezza Has Been Linked To Hearing Loss
Clinical testing submitted to the FDA prior to approval included reports of hearing loss. Despite this, the FDA approved Tepezza in January 2020. Many patients have continued to report hearing problems associated with taking Tepezza.
In a 2022 study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the majority of the patients tested experienced some type of hearing problem usually around the 4th infusion or about 12 weeks into treatment. Many of these problems resolved after therapy except for hearing loss.
The drug’s label contains warnings regarding the side effects of Tepezza, including infusion reactions, exacerbation of pre-existing irritable bowel disease, and hyperglycemia, but does not specifically address or caution consumers about hearing loss or tinnitus.
Many Tepezza patients around the country have filed lawsuits claiming that Horizon failed to warn consumers about the risk of hearing loss.
Do I Have A Case?
Tepezza can cause permanent or partial hearing loss as well as other hearing-related side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered hearing loss after taking Tepezza, you may be eligible to file a claim. Please contact Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington at 601-948-8005 for a FREE consultation.