In a news release announcing its approval of the diabetes drug Farxiga, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also noted potential Farxiga side effects, as well as that an “increased number of bladder cancers were diagnosed among Farxiga users in clinical trials.” Farxiga is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, bad drug attorneys note.
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Increased Bladder Cancer Noted Among Farxiga Users
Farxiga was approved by the FDA in 2014 to treat type 2 diabetes and is marketed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb. According to a news release by the FDA, an increased number of bladder cancers were diagnosed among Farxiga users in clinical trials, so Farxiga is not recommended for patients with active bladder cancer. Patients with a history of bladder cancer should talk to their physician before using Farxiga, the agency cautioned. The FDA has additionally required six post-marketing studies for Farxiga to evaluate such risks as bladder cancer, risks to pregnancies and potential cardiovascular dangers that may be associated with the drug.
High Blood Acid Risk Among Potential Farxiga Side Effects
In another warning from December 4, 2015, the FDA cautioned that SGLT2 inhibitors like Farxiga, may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization. The FDA cautions that the signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis include difficulty breathing, nausea, abdominal pain, and unusual fatigue, and are urging healthcare professionals to report adverse events and side effects of Farxiga to their MedWatch program.
The FDA also cautions patients using Farxiga to be alert for signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as a feeling of burning when urinating or the need to urinate often or right away; pain in the lower part of the stomach area or pelvis; fever; or blood in the urine.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured by Farxiga may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Farxiga, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with a Farxiga lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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