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Allergic Reactions Related to Onglyza Use

Posted on July 27, 2016

An estimated one out of every eight Americans is stricken with type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of this disease has created a fertile marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry, prompting the development many new medications. One of the more popular of these drugs is the highly prescribed dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, Onglyza.

Onglyza, Bristol-Myers Squibb/AstraZeneca’s brand name for saxagliptin, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for controlling high blood pressure by helping the body produce more insulin. Unfortunately, many patients treated with the medication have had allergic reactions to it or suffered severe side effects. Reported allergic reactions to the drug include difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Side effects associated with Onglyza use include heart failure, an increased risk of pancreatitis, and increased risk of pancreatic cancer; as well as the less severe side effects of nausea and vomiting, urinary tract infection, upper respiratory tract infection, low blood sugar, headaches, diarrhea, runny nose, and sore throat.

If you or someone you care for has had an allergic reaction or experienced any side effects as a result of treatment with Onglyza, you or the sufferer may be able to pursue compensation for any losses or damages incurred. This could include wages lost from missing work, hospital bills, pain and suffering, permanent injury, loss of joy of life, and even wrongful death. The pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce medications have a duty to adequately test their products and to warn potential patients of possible side effects. Unfortunately, they do not always fulfill this duty. In order to get the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you get the representation of a skilled personal injury attorney.

The legal team at the law offices of Farah & Farah are aggressive, tenacious, and not afraid to go to trial. We are currently investigating Onglyza related injuries nationwide. For a free consultation, call Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555.