A Boston Onglyza lawsuit may be an option if you took the drug for diabetes. Diabetes is an irreversible disease that can lead to heart disease and amputations if untreated. Rates have been steadily rising as a result of unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. A pancreatic disorder causes diabetics to fall short of insulin, and so they have to take injections or pills to supplement it. One such pill, Onglyza, has received good feedback from the public and scientific community. The drug stimulates the release of another hormone (incretin) in the body, leading to an increase in insulin over time. The medication prevents the body from overproducing insulin over time, specifically after eating, thereby preventing excess insulin levels.
Onglyza seems to be a home run when it comes to diabetes management, but after long-term use, people started experiencing cardiovascular events causing questions and doubts about its efficacy and safety. Over time, many U.S. and English studies have shown that taking Onglyza for a prolonged period increases the risk of heart disease in patients, a fact that the manufacturers of this successful medicine have obscured to continue making money from it. Call us for the Boston Onglyza lawsuit if you have experienced the same.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, About 86,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease every year or 1 in every 4 deaths. In the United States, every 36 seconds, one person dies from heart disease.
History of Onglyza:
This drug belongs to a class of drugs called dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors, which work by inhibiting an enzyme called DPP4 in the pancreas to reduce blood sugar. Onglyza was approved by the FDA in 2009 as a type II diabetes treatment. It belongs to a class called dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors, which prevent a chemical reaction known as DPP4 in the pancreas.
Onglyza’s great benefit is that it does not cause weight gain like most diabetes medications. Therefore, patients can avoid the consequences of obesity for a much longer period, making it easier for them to control their weight and diabetes. One of the Togo drugs in the United States for the management of diabetes, Onglyza misses with an average turnover of more than $700.
Here Are Some Of The Health Risks Associated With Using Onglyza:
- Heart failure
- Pancreatic cancer
- Congestive heart failure
The U.S. government estimates that one in four deaths are caused by heart or cardiovascular disease, which is the most common cause of death. Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot supply the body with adequate blood flow to ensure that oxygen is provided to the cells and organs. If not treated or managed effectively and promptly, heart failure often worsens over time and can result in death.
Facts of Onglyza and Heart Failure:
Onglyza caused cardiovascular complications, and the FDA launched an investigation to determine if and how the drug caused these side effects. After the investigation, the FDA ordered warnings be placed on the drug. The purpose is to inform patients and consumers about the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular complications so they can make informed decisions before beginning treatment.
Here Are Some Warning Signs of Heart Failure Associated with Onglyza Use:
- Weight gain
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Inflated belly
- Fatigue and weakness
- Frequent urination at night
- Swollen legs, feet, and ankles
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent cough
- Swelling of neck veins
According to the FDA, studies have shown that taking incretin-mimetic drugs such as Onglyza can increase the risk of pancreatitis and even pancreatic cancer in some patients. In addition to cardiovascular complications. Incretin therapy was later shown to contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, according to a 2011 study published in the journal Diabetes.
Do I Have a Valid Onglyza Application?
To file a complaint against Onglyza, you should seek medical advice and ask your doctor if you should continue taking your Onglyza medication. Also, you should save all prescription sheets, bottles, and medical notes associated with your medication. In addition to past and future medical bills, lost wages diminished earning power, mental anguish, physical pain, and loss of companionship, damages for Onglyza caused heart failure, pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer will also be included in a Boston Onglyza lawsuit.
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