Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a DPP-4 inhibitor developed by Astrazeneca and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2009.
While hailed as an effective drug-class to combat type 2 diabetes, the FDA has discovered that many DPP-4 inhibitors, including Onglyza, can often heighten the risk of consumers getting a heart attack. This discovery has been validated by multiple medical studies that have discovered three previously undisclosed health risks.
|Safety Communication||Onglyza Medical Data|
|Risk of Pancreatic Cancer – 2013||JAMA Internal Medicine – 2013|
|Risk of Joint Paint – 2015||NCBI – 2012|
|Risk of Heart Failure – 2016||NMCD – 2014|
Is Heart Attack A Side Effect Of Onglyza?
As can be seen from the table above, several dangerous side effects that were previously undisclosed have been discovered in recent years.
Of these discovered side effects, the existence of a heightened heart attack risk has come as the most disturbing.
While AstraZeneca may dispute the connection between their drug and heart attack, several studies published before and after an FDA safety communication in 2013 provide substantial evidence that the claim of a connection is valid.
In addition to confirming studies, the FDA has fielded multiple reports from users alleging heart attacks as a result of taking Onglyza.
As time passes, it is expected that additional studies will once again confirm that there is a connection between Onglyza use and heart attacks.
Additionally, an increase in consumer reports of heart attack development will offer even more confirmation to the already strong claim.
How Dangerous Is Onglyza Related To Heart Attacks?
The most troubling aspect of the heart attack-Onglyza discovery is the deadly nature of heart attacks.
DPP-4 inhibitors are relatively new as they were first brought to market in 2006. With information relating to their connection to heart attacks still being discovered, the full extent of the connection may not be known for years.
Has Onglyza Been Recalled By The U.S. Food and Drug Administration?
As of April 26, 2017, the FDA has yet to issue a recall and it appears unlikely AstraZeneca will self-enforce a recall of this dangerous drug.
Victims are still eligible to file lawsuits against AstraZeneca, though, and should do so if they were victims.
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