Novo Nordisk’s drug Victoza, which is also known as liraglutide, has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in treating type 2 diabetes since the beginning of 2010. Another version of Victoza, Saxenda (which is also known as liraglutide), has been approved by the FDA since the end of 2014 for use in helping patients lose weight. Despite serious health complications being reported by Victoza and Saxenda users, researchers were hoping that liraglutide would also have benefits for patients with heart conditions.
Results of Victoza Studies
Unfortunately, according to a recent study, the researchers have concluded that Victoza did not prevent heart failure in patients taking the drug when compared with patients taking a placebo. The study was conducted by researchers who were not associated with the drug’s manufacturers and followed 300 heart patients – some with type 2 diabetes and some without. The researchers concluded that Victoza did not improve the heart patients’ stability or delay death. Another recent study, this one performed by Novo Nordisk, concluded that the drug could not be expanded to be used for treating type 1 diabetes in addition to type 2 diabetes.
In addition to the negative results of these two studies, there have also been numerous reports of serious health effects from patients who have been prescribed Victoza. Victoza has been linked to nausea, vomiting, extreme weight loss, gallstones and hyperglucagonemia, or the excessive secretion of glucagon. Perhaps more troubling, the diabetes medication has also been linked to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. Following the increasing number of reports that have been filed about Victoza, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Novo Nordisk alleging various health complications as the result of taking the diabetes medication. The exact injuries alleged by the plaintiffs vary between the lawsuits, but the lawsuits all allege that the injuries were the result of the plaintiffs taking Victoza and that the drug’s manufacturer knew or should have known about the complications linked to their diabetes drug but failed to adequately warn the patients or their doctors about these serious side effects.
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Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Victoza. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
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