Onglyza (generic name Saxagliptin) was first approved for use in the United States in 2008. The product, marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is an oral hypoglycemic, designed to be used by itself or in conjunction with other pharmaceutical products to treat type 2, or adult onset, diabetes.
Over the last few years, however, Saxagliptin has repeatedly been linked to a number of serious side effects, including anaphylactic shock, acute pancreatitis and upper respiratory tract infection. In 2014, the FDA launched an investigation of the health risks of the drug after receiving reports of higher than normal fatal heart attacks among users. The FDA’s investigation found that individuals who used Onglyza had a 27% higher risk of heart failure than those not using the product. In April, 2016, the FDA issued an additional warning regarding the elevated risk of heart failure for patients using Onglyza.
Onglyza users have also reported alarming rates of pancreatic and thyroid cancer. As a result, the FDA has requested warnings to appear on the drug’s label, referring to the cancer and cardiac risks.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury after taking Onglyza, GetLegal has the tools and resources to help you find skilled legal representation to protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory.
Defective Drugs & Medical Devices Topics
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution Is in the News
The Constitutional Process for Replacing a President Who Lacks Capacity to Serve The United States C…Read More 15 Oct 2020, Thursday
The Legal Consequences of Voting Twice
Why You Shouldn’t Follow Trump’s Suggestion to “Test Integrity of Electoral System” | P…Read More 21 Sep 2020, Monday
Medical Malpractice: How It Differs from Other Negligence Claims
The Standard of Care – What You Must Prove to Recover for Your Losses When you’re hurt in an…Read More 21 Aug 2020, Friday