Type 2 Diabetes Medications Linked to Injuries

by actuate | December 5th, 2017

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that can have widespread effects throughout the body. Because the risk of severe side effects and potentially life-threatening complications is so high with this condition, many patients who have it are prescribed medications to help them manage their symptoms.

Unfortunately, several prominent Type 2 diabetes medications are linked to serious drug injuries. Those drugs include:

  • Byetta® and Januvia® – These drugs are designed to help Type 2 diabetes patients better regulate their blood sugar levels, but they’re linked to serious and often deadly conditions like acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  • Invokana® and Invokamet® – These drugs are designed to lower blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes patients. However, they’re linked to a serious condition called ketoacidosis, which results in an excess production of blood acids.
  • Onglzya®– Another drug designed to lower blood sugar in people with Type 2 diabetes, Onglyza is linked to heart failure—an often fatal condition that causes the heart to weaken.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia drug injury lawyers are here to stand up for the rights of anyone who was injured by an unsafe medication. If you or someone you love was hurt by a Type 2 diabetes drug, call today for a free consultation.