The popular type 2 diabetes medication Onglyza has been linked to a number of dangerous side effects, including an increased risk of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, heart failure and other serious injuries.
Since the drug was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009, a significant number of patients have experienced adverse side effects. If you have been harmed after taking this medication, you may be entitled to compensation through an Onglyza lawsuit.
If you think you might have grounds for a claim, contact the dangerous drug lawyers at The Nye Law Group today to discuss your options for filing a claim.
Learn more about your legal options by calling 855-856-4212.
Basics of Onglyza
Onglyza has been approved by the FDA to treat adults with Type 2 diabetes. Drugs like Onglyza, which is classified as a DPP-4 inhibitor, are given to a patient to address diabetic complications and to lower glucose levels. Unfortunately, many patients taking this medication and the doctors who prescribed it are now learning that it may lead to a higher risk of heart failure, pancreatic cancer and death. Many of those patients are now pursuing an Onglyza lawsuit.
Common Onglyza Side Effects
As with many medications, patients may experience side effects while taking Onglyza. Some of the side effects commonly reported by patients include:
- Memory issues
- Joint pain
- Unexplained muscle weakness
- Allergic reactions
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
There are also more serious side effects associated with those patients taking Onglyza. These include:
- Heart failure
- Thyroid cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Renal failure
- Acute pancreatitis
- Kidney problems
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Joint pain
Side effects should never be taken lightly. If you notice unexplained medical issues after you start taking a drug like Onglyza, you need to report those concerns to your physician. Those who have sustained Injuries as a result of a defective drug may be entitled to file an Onglyza lawsuit.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form if you have experienced these Onglyza side effects.
Research Studies Identify High Risk for Patients
Pancreatic Cancer Risks
In recent years, numerous studies have come to light about the serious side effects users may experience while taking Onglyza. In 2013, an article published in the medical journal Diabetes linked use of the medication with higher chances of pancreatic masses and pre-cancerous cellular changes.
Heart Failure Risks
Another 2013 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found a connection between Onglyza use and a higher rate of hospitalization for heart failure.
In 2014, the FDA took notice and began to investigate the seriousness of heart failure risks for Onglyza patients. In 2016, that investigation led to a new heart failure warning on the label.
Problems with Other Diabetes Medications
In 2016, the British Medical Journal published the results of a study in which DPP-4 inhibitors like Onglyza were linked to a life-threatening condition known as hypoglycemia. This situation may impact patients who are taking these drugs in combination with other diabetes drugs in the class sulphonylurea.
Patients who have suffered injuries after taking this dangerous medication may be entitled to pursue an Onglyza lawsuit.
What to Do If You Have Been Affected
If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by the dangerous side effects of Onglyza, you may be entitled to file an Onglyza lawsuit. It is in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney immediately. Add your name to the growing list of patients who want to hold AstraZeneca responsible for the harmful side effects associated with its product.
If you want to learn more about whether or not you have grounds to file a claim, contact The Nye Law Group today. We can help you determine your legal options and provide the resources you need to recover compensation.
Call 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form today.