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Onglyza Side Effects: Weight Gain

Posted on April 18, 2016

Onglyza side effects

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy body weight is vital in controlling type 2 diabetes. But, studies have shown that a popularly prescribed type 2 diabetes medication causes weight gain in some patients. Onglyza, the brand name for saxagliptin, is a DPP-4 inhibitor that was approved for controlling blood sugar by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Yet, ever since its approval, there have been questions about the drug’s effectiveness and side effects.

Onglyza’s ability to lower blood sugar is weaker than that of similar type 2 diabetes medications and has also been linked to pancreatitis, heart failure, and rapid weight gain, among many other side effects. It is not known why this diabetes drug causes weight gain in some patients, because some patients have reported weight loss while being treated with Onglyza. The important thing to remember is that each person’s body chemistry is slightly different, making the side effects of the same medication different in each individual. Just remember to openly communicate with your doctor regarding any side effects you may experience after taking Onglyza.

If you or a family member has suffered excessive weight gain or any other side effect from taking Onglyza, you or they may be able to pursue compensation for certain injury damages. But, don’t expect Onglyza’s maker, AstraZeneca, to just hand you a check. Pharmaceutical corporations have powerful insurance companies and armies of lawyers to represent them.

To secure a injury claim against a pharmaceutical giant like AstraZeneca, you need the representation of a dedicated pharmaceutical litigation attorney. Farah & Farah have been have been successfully representing injury victims since 1979 and will put our 35 plus years of knowledge and experience to work on your case. We are currently investigating side effect injuries relating to Onglyza use nationwide. All it takes is a phone call to get you on your road to recovery.

Call Farah & Farah for a free case evaluation by dialing (800) 553-3555 today.