Onglyza is commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. However, the drug has been linked to increased risks of pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and heart failure.
Those who have experienced these negative side effects after taking the medication may be entitled to file an Onglyza lawsuit in order to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any other damages you may have experienced.
Contact the class action lawyers at Lynch Law Firm, PC today. We only work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you do.
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Upon reaching the market in 2009, Onglyza was considered a breakthrough for diabetes treatment. The drug is classified as a DPP-4 inhibitor and can help lower glucose levels and reduce other diabetic complications.
In recent years, however, this class of medications has been linked to serious and life-threatening side effects, including pancreatic cancer, heart failure and death.
Unfortunately, this information was not made available to many patients until it was too late. Because of this, countless patients have filed lawsuits to hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for its failure to warn about these dangerous side effects.
If you or someone you love has suffered after taking Onglyza, contact our experienced team today to learn more about your options for filing an Onglyza lawsuit.
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Pancreatic Cancer and Onglyza
In 2011, the FDA received numerous reports of patients suffering from swelling of the pancreas, or acute pancreatitis, after taking Onglyza.
A 2013 study published in the journal Diabetes also identified a link between DPP/4 inhibitors and pre-cancerous cells in the pancreas.
Common side effects of pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Changes in stool
- Increased heart rate and fever
- Swollen abdomen
- Upper abdominal pain
- Abdominal pain worst after eating
If you believe that you have experienced these side effects after taking Onglyza, do not hesitate to contact our office to learn more about filing an Onglyza lawsuit.
Heart Failure and Onglyza
In addition to problems with the pancreas, Onglyza has also been linked to increased risk of heart failure.
A 2013 research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that this diabetes medication can increase a patient’s risk for hospitalization for heart failure by as much as 27 percent.
Based on these findings, an FDA advisory panel concluded that the drug needed a warning added to its label about the potential for life threatening cardiac concerns like heart disease, leaky heart valves or heart attacks.
Signs of heart failure from Onglyza include:
- Weight gain
- Swollen feet, ankles or legs
- Abdominal enlargement
- Appetite loss
- Fatigue or feeling weak
- Persistent cough not associated with lung disease or asthma
- Neck veins that bulge
- Waking up to urinate at night
- Irregular heartbeat
Have you suffered a health condition related to your heart that only emerged after you began taking Onglyza? If so, you need to talk to your doctor immediately about whether it is best for you to discontinue taking this medication. You may be at risk of other and more serious events going forward.
Furthermore, you may be entitled to compensation through an Onglyza lawsuit.
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File an Onglyza Lawsuit Today
When pharmaceutical companies make profit their bottom-line rather than patient safety, patients who have suffered harm as a result of a dangerous product may be entitled to receive compensation. We can help you fight for justice through an Onglyza lawsuit.
We work hard to evaluate your case and determine the right strategy to protect your interests now and in the future. Do not hesitate to take action if you believe that you have been seriously injured after taking Onglyza.
Contact the attorneys at Lynch Law Firm, PC today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Call (800) 518-0508.