The most serious of Onglyza side effects is heart failure, or congestive heart failure. That is a life-threatening condition which may require hospitalization and even surgery. Victims have a legal right to claim payments for their medical costs and other losses with an Onglyza heart failure lawsuit. One trial study of saxagliptin, the active drug in Onglyza, found that 3.5% of patients receiving the drug were hospitalized for heart failure, compared to 2.8% of patients who received a placebo. Among the risk factors were a history of kidney impairment or of heart failure. Clearly, persons using Onglyza are at higher risk for heart failure.
What is heart failure?
As for what is heart failure, it involves the heart lacking its normal ability to pump blood throughout the body sufficiently. Such heart failure — also known as congestive heart failure — can cause or be attributed to damaged heart muscles. Heart failure symptoms can include:
Unusual shortness of breath during normal activities
Trouble breathing when lying down
Extreme weariness, tiredness, weakness or fatigue
Weight gains, particularly from swelling in the legs, feet, ankles or stomach
If such heart failure symptoms and signs lead you to believe you’re suffering from this serious condition, you should contact your physician immediately. Treatments of heart failure may include hospitalization and surgery. Treatments also can involve ventricular assist devices, prescription drugs and changes in the patient’s lifestyle. But heart failure isn’t the only injury among Onglyza side effects and complications.
Other Onglyza Complications
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as studies of Onglyza, other possible complications of saxagliptin, active ingredient of type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza, include:
Pancreatitis, or swelling and inflammation of the pancreas
Other pancreas abnormalities
Cancerous tumors or development of precancerous cells
Arthralgia, or persistent and severe joint pain
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, when combined with other prescription medicines used to treat diabetes
Heightened risk of heart failure
Trouble breathing or swallowing
Common Onglyza Side Effects
Some more common and perhaps less serious Onglyza side effects triggered by the diabetes medication include:
Upper respiratory tract infections
Urinary tract infections
Swelling or retention of fluids
Tiredness, weariness or fatigue
Get an Onglyza Side Effects Lawyer
Victims of such complications can get an Onglyza side effects lawyer to stand up for their legal rights. Innocent Americans who have suffered heart failure, cancer or other serious injuries due to defective drug Onglyza can get a free legal review of their case by contacting veteran law firm Jim Adler & Associates. Notify our defective drug lawyers and product liability attorneys today for your free case review. You and your family could be legally entitled to significant payments for your Onglyza side effects injury. How much can you be paid via an Onglyza lawsuit? That depends in part on the nature and extent of your injuries. But payments can include money for your hospital and medical expenses; your lost present and future wages; and your pain and suffering. An Onglyza side effects attorney with the Adler law firm can help you to claim payments for such losses. Contact us today for your free case review.