Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a drug that was created to help patients treat their Type 2 diabetes. The drug has been prescribed to help patients to lower their overall glucose levels by increasing insulin production. It has also been thought to help diabetics to better manage their overall disease, and help with complications. These additional medical issues can include nerve problems, sexual dysfunction, blindness, and more.
Onglyza has been linked to a number of side effects, including some that are very serious. These symptoms range, and can include:
The FDA has only approved Onglyza for treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Much of this is due to the fact that Onglyza, in studies, has been shown to increase the risk of heart failure substantially, even as high as a 27%. Likewise, studies have also shown a notable increase in deaths for those taking Onglyza, causing the FDA to limit what Onglyza is used to treat, and requiring specific warnings to be given before use.
What should you do if you’ve suffered injuries from taking Onglyza?
While there’s a wide range of injuries that can occur after taking Onglyza, it’s important that patients work openly with their doctors to disclose any existing issues that could make the drug even more dangerous. Likewise, it’s important that patients understand what to look out for, and symptoms or harmful effects that the drug may be causing.
Should any side effects or injuries occur, the most important thing is to get medical attention immediately, especially in more severe cases. If you or someone you trust is able, you should also document as much of your experience as possible, making it easier to understand a timeline of your symptoms, and to pinpoint if Onglyza was a cause.
Next, be sure to find a lawyer that you trust, that can help to inform you of all of your rights, and keep you in-the-know when it comes to any deadlines or important processes.
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