Patients taking the incretin mimetic Type 2 diabetes drugs like Onglyza or Kombiglyze (saxagliptin) face an increased risk of devastating and potentially life-threatening side effects, like congestive heart failure, heart attack, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, heart failure and wrongful death. If you believe you or a loved one has been adversely affected by side effects of Onglyza and Kombiglyze, contact a knowledgeable product liability lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file an Onglyza or Kombiglyze injury lawsuit against AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, in order to pursue the financial compensation you and your loved ones deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Allegations in complaints against this group of drugs and their makers include:
One deadly side effect linked to Onglyza treatment is heart failure, a serious condition occurring when the heart fails to pump blood adequately. According to an April 2015 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients treated with Onglyza and other incretin mimetic diabetes drugs faced a 27% increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure complications. That same month, an FDA analysis of clinical trial data indicated that patients treated with Onglyza may have a significantly increased risk of heart failure and death.
Information about the alleged link between Onglyza and serious side effects in diabetes patients is not new. In November 2011, a warning about the alleged risk of pancreatitis complications was added to the Onglyza drug label, highlighting the potential for severe inflammation of the pancreas to lead to hospitalization, pancreatic cancer and death.
In 2013, a study published in medical journal Diabetes found a link between DPP-4 inhibitor drugs like Onglyza and the presence of abnormal pre-cancerous cells in the pancreas, and that same year, the FDA issued a safety alert indicating that the agency would be investigating “unpublished new findings […] that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes […] in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.”
Did you or a loved one suffer Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Failure or Cardiac Failure while taking Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Onglyza or Kombiglyze (saxagliptin) ?
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