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Many Americans have suffered heart failure or other injuries due to defective type 2 diabetes drug Kombiglyze XR (extended release). Such Americans have a legal right to claim payments for their injury losses via a Kombiglyze XR side effects lawsuit.

The veteran law firm of Jim Adler & Associates stands ready to help you with your drug lawsuit claim. Notify us today and you’ll receive a free legal consultation about your case — at no obligation to you. Then you can decide if you want to proceed with a Kombiglyze lawsuit on your family’s behalf.

What is Kombiglyze XR?

As for what is Kombiglyze XR, it is a type 2 diabetes medication which was first sold in 2010.

The prescription drug is meant to help the body control its level of blood sugar, or glucose. But Kombiglyze XR can do more harm than good due to its potential for dangerous side effects, especially for persons with a history of heart failure or kidney impairment.

Chief among these Kombiglyze complications is heart failure, a life-threatening condition.

Like similar drug Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR is produced, marketed and sold by giant pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca. Both medicines feature saxagliptin, while Kombiglyze XR also features metformin HCI extended release.

The chief ingredient for each brand name medicine is the potentially dangerous drug saxagliptin. In fact, the only prescription medications on the market to feature saxagliptin are Kombiglyze XR and Onglyza, for which there are no generic versions, since saxagliptin is under patent.

Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is the most serious side effect of Kombiglyze XR and Onglyza. Studies show an increased risk of heart failure among patients using these drugs. Yet neither a Kombiglyze recall nor an Onglyza recall has been issued by AstraZeneca, which is subject to defective drug lawsuits.

Types of Kombiglyze Side Effects

Among the types of harmful Kombiglyze side effects besides heart failure is lactic acidosis, an unusual but serious metabolic complication which can cause muscle pain, weariness, tiredness, fatigue and breathing difficulties which even could lead to death.

Those side effects are attributable to the metformin which also is used in Kombiglyze XR, but is not found in Onglyza. Again, lactic acidosis is a rare — though serious — condition.

Common Kombiglyze XR Complications

More common Kombiglyze XR complications or side effects include but are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Retention of fluids
  • Swelling of body parts
  • Nausea
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

More Kombiglyze Side Effects

Still more Kombiglyze side effects — complications which can be more serious — include but are not limited to:

  • Inflammation and swelling of the pancreas, also known as pancreatitis
  • Additional pancreatic abnormalities
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Allergic reactions
  • Development of precancerous cells
  • Cancerous tumors
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia
  • Severe and persistent joint pain, also known as arthralgia

Kombiglyze XR Lawsuits

The manufacturer of this dangerous drug not only is responsible for its harmful side effects injuries, but also must be held accountable for not fully informing potential users of the drug about its complications, and for performing inadequate or inadequately reported clinical trials.

That means victims have a clear legal path toward filing Kombiglyze lawsuits to claim compensation for their heart failure or other injury losses.

Notify the law firm of Jim Adler today and get your free case review toward a possible Kombiglyze side effects lawsuit in your family’s behalf. You and your loved ones may be eligible for significant payments for your medical and hospital bills, your lost present and future salary due to your injury, and your pain and suffering.

Contact us today, and let’s get started getting you and your family the payments — and the justice — you deserve.

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