A recent study has suggested that Type 2 diabetics using Kombiglyze XR are more likely to be hospitalized for a heart failure diagnosis compared to those taking other diabetes medications. Filing a Kombiglyze lawsuit could enable victims of this potential side effect to obtain compensation for their pain and suffering.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP has helped hundreds of people who suffered physical, financial and emotional losses due to serious drug side effects. If you would like to learn more about filing a Kombiglyze heart failure lawsuit, please call (888) 994-5118.
Kombiglyze XR belongs to a class of Type 2 diabetes medications called DPP4-ihibitors. It combines two drugs, saxagliptin (the active ingredient in Onglyza) and metformin. Kombiglyze XR is marketed by AstraZeneca, and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010.
The FDA announced on April 5, 2016 that new Warnings and Precautions regarding a potential risk of heart failure would be added to the label of Kombiglyze XR. The announcement followed the review of a clinical trial in which 3.5 percent of patients receiving saxagliptin were hospitalized for heart failure, compared with 2.8 percent of patients receiving a placebo. Risk factors included heart and kidney disease. Read More
The FDA has cautioned that patients should not stop taking their Type 2 diabete medicine without first talking to their health care professionals. Kombiglyze XR patients should contact their doctor if they experience any of the following heart failure symptoms:
Since 2014, concerns surrounding the safety of saxagliptin have grown, prompting the FDA to launch a safety review of both Kombiglyze XR and Onglyza.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to effectively pump oxygenated blood to other parts of the body. According to the American Heart Association, the warning signs and symptoms of heart failure include:
While heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition, many people can and do learn to manage its symptoms and live full and enjoyable lives.
If you are interested in pursuing a Kombiglyze lawsuit for heart failure, the attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP can evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation to you. To get in touch with our Firm, please call (888) 994-5118.
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