What Is Saxagliptin?

Saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR) is a Type 2 diabetes medication that works by inhibiting the DPP4 enzyme. Unfortunately, the drug has been linked to an increased risk of heart failure, especially in patients with existing heart or kidney disease.

Should I Stop Taking Saxagliptin?

Until more is known about the side effects of saxagliptin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises patients to continue taking the drug. However, you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following while taking Saxagliptin:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain with hand, ankle, foot, leg or stomach swelling
  • Hives

  • Skin rashes that spread or blister
  • Swelling of the face/lips/tongue/throat
  • Severe stomach pain that spreads to your back
  • Severe nausea/vomiting
  • Painful urination
  • Hoarseness
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Fast heart rate

If you have concerns about your health, you should discuss them with your doctor. The risk of heart failure may affect all Type 2 diabetes drugs that reduce blood sugar by inhibiting the DPP4 enzyme.

Are There Any Alternatives To Saxagliptin?

Diabetes treatments can vary depending upon your personal medical needs. You may be able to take alternative oral medications or alternative injectable medications, or you may be able to implement lifestyle changes that can address your condition. Talk to your health care provider to discuss alternatives that may work for you and get a second opinion if you are unsure.

How Can Filing A Saxagliptin Lawsuit Help Me?

The medical costs and personal financial consequences of heart failure can be devastating for an individual and his or her family. This coupled with ongoing medical care needs and a changing quality of life warrant compensation from the negligent pharmaceutical company. Filing a lawsuit can help you recover compensation to address your medical bills and lost income from being unable to work. You may also have a case for pain and suffering damages and quality-of-life issues.

How Long Do I Have To File A Saxagliptin Lawsuit?

Many states are typically subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means you have two years from the date of your injury onset to file your claim against the negligent party (in this case, the pharmaceutical manufacturer that failed to warn you of possible serious side effects). The statute of limitations may vary depending upon your jurisdiction or the specific nature of your injury, so consult an attorney as soon as possible to determine if filing a claim is right in your case.

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If you have suffered heart failure after taking a drug containing saxagliptin in Texas or anywhere else in the United States, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options. From our office in Houston, we represent patients in Texas and throughout the United States who have suffered serious side effects after taking prescription drugs. Please call us at 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free or complete our contact form to get in touch.