Study Links Potential Risk of Heart Failure and Onglyza

An Onglyza heart failure lawyer notes that existing research indicates a possible increased risk of heart failure among patients using Onglyza. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the drug’s warning label. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of an Onglyza lawsuit attorney.

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FDA Advises Patients to Look Out for Early Signs of Heart Failure and Other Side Effects

Based on a large-scale clinical study, the FDA has revised the warning label of Onglyza, a medication that helps diabetic patients manage their blood sugar, to inform patients that the drug may enhance their risk of heart failure. According to the FDA Drug Safety Communication, the study in question found that 3.5 percent of the patients who took Onglyza suffered heart failure, compared to 2.8 percent of the patients who used placebos. The study also concluded that people with preexisting heart conditions or kidney disease might be especially at risk for this outcome.

Unfortunately, heart failure is not the only reported side effect of Onglyza. The drug has also been linked to allergic reactions, joint pain, low blood sugar and inflammation of the pancreas. The FDA advises patients to be alert to these potential side effects as well as early signs of heart failure, which include fatigue, weakness, difficulty breathing when prone and respiratory issues during physical activity.

How an Onglyza Heart Failure Lawyer 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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