DIABETES MEDICATIONS LINKED TO CANCER, HEART CONDITIONS
People suffering from type 2 diabetes can use pills to help manage their disease. Diabetes medications, when used with meal planning and exercise, can help lower blood glucose levels. Diabetes drugs do not work for everyone suffering from diabetes, and sometimes the drugs will stop working after extended use. In addition, insulin may still be required in certain cases even when taking diabetes medications.
There are several different kinds of diabetes drugs, including:
- Thiazolidinediones (Actos, Avandia)
- DPP-4 inhibitors (Januvia, Onglyza)
- SGLT2 inhibitors (Invokana)
- Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
- Bile Acid Sequestrants
- Incretin mimetics (Byetta, Victoza)
SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES MEDICATIONS
Side effects vary depending on the type of diabetes medication and the method. Here is a small list of some of the common side effects found in diabetes drugs:
- Skin rash and irritability
- Upper respiratory infections
- Dangerously low blood sugar levels
- Digestive issues
- Urinary tract infections
- Yeast infections
The following diabetes medications have been linked to additional severe and potentially fatal side effects:
DANGEROUS DIABETES MEDICATIONS MAY CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES
People suffering from diabetes can achieve an increased quality of life by taking diabetes medications. Unfortunately, some of these drugs have been linked to catastrophic injuries and illnesses, causing irreparable damage and even death. Pharmaceutical drug manufacturers sometimes fail to reveal the extent of the risks posed by these drugs in order to make a profit.
If you have sustained an injury or illness after taking a diabetes medication, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are a few severe, life-changing conditions that may occur after taking certain dangerous diabetes drugs:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Heart failure
- Kidney failure
- Heart attack
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A DIABETES DRUG, CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED LAWYERS
Pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed to help people treat conditions and recover from injuries. The last thing that people should expect is to be further injured or maligned after taking a drug — especially a drug that they were told would be safe to consume. Sadly, every year Americans suffer life-altering and fatal injuries and illnesses due to the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Diabetes medications are not immune from this charge. Patients taking these medications have been diagnosed with various cancers and serious cardiovascular problems.
If you or a loved one has been injured after taking a diabetes medication, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced dangerous drug attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. Let us give you a free review of your diabetes drug lawsuit to determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.