Kombiglyze Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to taking the diabetes medication Kombiglyze? If so you may be entitled to benefits as well as monetary compensation. Speaking with, and ultimately retaining, a skilled Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Kombiglyze injury attorney is a wise move.
Please contact our Chicago Illinois Kombiglyze injury lawyers here for a free consultation. They handle Kombiglyze cases, which are mass tort claims, on a contingency fee basis which means they charge no legal fees of any kind unless they win for you.
What is Kombiglyze?
Bristol-Myers Squibb manufactures Kombiglyze XR. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals markets the drug. Kombiglyze is a Type 2 diabetic medication which helps control blood sugar. It consists of a combination of metformin and saxagliptin. Metformin decreases glucose production in the liver and the absorption of glucose by the intestines. Saxagliptin regulates the levels of insulin the body produces after eating. Kombiglyze works by mimicking metabolic hormones in a patient’s body. It increases a hormone called GLP-1 which stimulates the pancreas to secrete more insulin. The production of insulin tells cells to absorb more sugar from the blood. This lowers blood sugar levels. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, and sexual function problems.
Dangers Of Kombiglyze
Though Kombiglyze provides several health benefits in treating diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that Kombiglyze increases the risk of heart failure, pre-cancerous pancreatic tumors, and death. In March 2013, the FDA published a Safety Communication warning consumers of an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes. On April 5, 2016, the FDA issued a warning that Kombiglyze increases the risk of heart failure in patients who have heart disease and kidney complications. The warning was issued following the results of the SAVOR clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Kombiglyze may increase a patient’s risk of hospitalization for heart failure by 27%. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Patients should contact their doctor right away if they experience any of the following conditions:
- Shortness of breath
- Severe fatigue
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
Healthcare professionals have yet to confirm whether Kombiglyze causes cancer. This is because Kombiglyze has only been on the marketing since 2010. Since cancer takes a prolonged time to develop, more people will have to develop pancreatic cancer after taking Kombiglyze.
Kombiglyze has been linked to the following side effects:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Kidney complications
- Renal failure
- Heart failure
Signs of Kombiglyze pancreatic cancer symptoms include the following:
- Back pain
- Blood clots
- Dark urine
Further research is being conducted to identify Kombiglyze side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you have experienced any of the above symptoms after taking Kombiglyze. Do not stop taking any medication without first consulting with your primary care doctor. Contact us for more information on how to file a lawsuit for damages against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for any injury you sustained while taking Kombiglyze.
Attorneys Handling Kombiglyze Lawsuits
A class action lawsuit has not been filed for Kombiglyze injuries. Our Los Angeles California Kombiglyze injury lawyers are currently representing patients on an individual basis. If you have suffered any of the above health conditions after taking Kombiglyze, contact our law office. Patients across the U.S. have already come forward alleging that AstraZeneca failed to provide adequate warnings to healthcare professionals about the dangerous side effects of Kombiglyze. Contact our San Diego Kombiglyze injury lawyers to learn more about your legal rights.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of New York, New York Kombiglyze mass tort lawyers and wrongful death attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.