FDA: Onglyza May Put Patients at Risk for Heart Failure

An Onglyza injury attorney notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly revising the warning label of the diabetes medication Onglyza to reflect the potential risk of heart failure associated with this drug. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of an Onglyza lawsuit attorney.

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Study Results Indicate Higher Rates of Heart Failure in Some Onglyza Patients

Onglyza, a drug that is used to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, will soon bear a new warning label that discloses the drug’s potential link to heart failure. According to HealthDay, the FDA completed a trial involving Onglyza, which found that patients taking this medication experienced a much higher risk of heart failure than those taking placebos. Altogether, 35 out of every 1,000 Onglyza patients were hospitalized for heart failure, compared to 28 out of every 1,000 control patients. People who had kidney disease or a prior history of heart failure were especially likely to suffer this complication.

The FDA notes that patients should not stop taking Onglyza without first consulting their physicians. However, doctors are encouraged to cease prescribing this drug to patients who develop heart failure and consider using alternative medications as needed. Patients who use Onglyza should also contact their doctors immediately if they notice signs of heart failure, which include feelings of weakness or fatigue; weight gain accompanied by swelling of the stomach or lower limbs; and difficulty breathing when prone or engaging in regular activities.

How an Onglyza Injury Attorney Can Help

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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