A process in which toxic waste is removed from the blood system by neutralizing
acids that build up in the blood. Dialysis, in essence, replaces the function
of the kidneys. During dialysis, a mixture called ‘dialysate’
is used to remove toxic waist from the blood system.
Dialysates combine ultra-pure water, bicarbonate concentrate, and acid
concentrate. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, contain acetic acid plus sodium
acetate that are converted by a patients body into bicarbonate. Bicarbonate
then passes through the membrane of the artificial kidney and into the
patients blood – removing waist.
Fresenius Medical Care
Is under investigation for failing to inform customers of a potentially
deadly heart risk connected to excessive doses of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
FDA – U.S. Food & Drug Administration
According to the FDA, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte may contribute to a “Bicarbonate
Overdose” since they use sodium diacetate which doubles the amount
of acetate in dialysate compared to formulations made with acetic acid,
causing the “buffer” level to be higher than the bicarbonate
level delivered from the bicarbonate concentrate. Until recently, the
FDA did not consider the effects of acetate in the acid concentrate when
prescribing bicarbonate levels, which can result in serious adverse events.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Side Effects Can Include:
- Cardiac Arrest Fatalities
- Low Blood Pressure
- Heart Problems
- Cardiopulmonary Arrest
- Myocardial Infarction
- Heart Attack
- Altered Mental Status
- Metabolic Alkalosis
Patients who have suffered cardiac arrest or heart attack due to GranuFlo
and NaturaLyte distributed by Fresenius Medical Care may be entitled to
You have the right to trust your medication is safe. Tragically, this is
not always the case. Victims however, may recoup damages through a successful
product liability claim against the drug’s maker. Well versed in
product liability laws that protect consumers, our GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals.
If you have experienced GranuFlo and/or NaturaLyte side effects, contact
us today to discuss your potential lawsuit.
Contact Maher Law Firm – 1-407-839-0866