Onglyza Lawsuits in Jonesboro
Harmed By a Dangerous Drug? Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Help!
Onglyza, a popular medication prescribed to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, has recently been connected to several serious side effects, many of which can be deadly. The FDA first approved the sale of Onglyza in 2009, and it quickly became popular for its ability to control blood sugar without causing weight gain. However, numerous patients have stepped forward, complaining of cardiovascular and liver problems brought on by the drug, opening the door for lawsuits against the dangerous drug.
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Understanding the Risk: Onglyza
AstraZeneca first introduced Onglyza to the market in 2009 to help patients with Type 2 diabetes control their insulin levels. Onglyza primarily contains saxagliptin, an active DPP-4 (dipeptidyl-peptidase 4) inhibitor, which helps the pancreas produce insulin for the body. Unlike other diabetes medicines of its kind, Onglyza does not cause significant weight gain, which made it an increasingly popular choice for diabetics. By 2018, Onglyza sales had reached $2.47 billion.
However, since sales began in 2009, Onglyza’s safety has been put to the test for multiple different potential risks. Onglyza is a mimetic drug, which could cause an increased risk of pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Additionally, patients taking Onglyza have shown an increased risk of heart problems and heart failure, which can be fatal.
Dangerous Side Effects
In a trial reviewed by the FDA, Onglyza was found to increase the risk of heart failure by roughly 27%, and increased all-cause mortality in general as well. Additionally, taking mimetic drugs, like Onglyza, can increase the patient’s risk of developing certain cancers.
Severe side effects include:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Heart failure
Seek Maximum Compensation, Today
Our team at Wells & Wells is dedicated to representing the injured in Jonesboro and beyond. The risks associated with Onglyza are extremely serious and life-threatening, and many lawsuits have alleged that the drug manufacturer downplayed these risks to benefit sales. If you or someone you love developed pancreatitis, cancer, or suffered heart problems after taking Onglyza, you may have cause to begin a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact Wells & Wells to discuss your case with our Jonesboro personal injury lawyers.