Farxiga Lawsuits: Kidney Failure & Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Commonly asked questions about Farxiga (dapagliflozin):
- What is Farxiga?
- What are the side effects of Farxiga?
- Are there any Farxiga recalls or lawsuits?
- Is Farxiga linked to bladder cancer?
- What makes me eligible for a Farxiga lawsuit?
What Is Farxiga?
Farxiga (dapagliflozin) is a drug of the gliflozin class used to treat Type 2 diabetes. It was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb in partnership with AstraZeneca. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved dapagliflozin in 2014 for glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with Type 2 diabetes.
The FDA approved the combination product dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release — called Xigduo XR — in October 2014.
What Are The Side Effects Of Farxiga?
The FDA reports that the most common side effects of Farxiga are genital fungal infections and urinary tract infections. Other side effects may include:
|Sore Throat||Runny or Stuffy Nose|
|Urinary Tract Infections||Changes in Urination|
|Yeast Infections of the Vagina or Penis||Elevated Cholesterol or Fat in the Blood|
Are There Any Farxiga Lawsuits or Recalls?
As Farxiga is a new drug, there are no recalls or lawsuits yet. However, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines, which include Farxiga, may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization.
The FDA says that patients should pay close attention for any signs of ketoacidosis and seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, and unusual fatigue or sleepiness.
Farxiga is an SGLT2 inhibitor, which is a class of prescription medicines for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine.
Is Farxiga Linked to Bladder Cancer?
The Huffington Post reported in April 2014 that Farxiga patients are five times more likely to contract bladder cancer as opposed to patients who took an older diabetes drug, according to studies conducted for the FDA.
According to the report, based on the findings of the companies making and selling Farxiga, FDA scientists concluded that the drug might stimulate bladder cancer in patients already at risk. The fear is that patients take diabetes drugs for years, and the longer someone takes this drug, the greater their risk of cancer, the Huffington Post reported.
What Makes Me Eligible for an Farxiga Lawsuit?
The manufacturers of SGLT2 Inhibitors have been the subject of litigation because of the side effects caused by their drugs.
The national Invokana lawsuit alleges that the manufacturers and marketers of SGLT2 Inhibitors failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney failure, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), other cardiovascular issues, and ketoacidosis.
The lawsuit states that if the manufacturers and marketers had properly warned of the risks, patients would have been prescribed and taken a substitute medication for their diabetes and would have had their health monitored on a more routine basis for potential signs of heart issues, renal impairment, and high level of ketones.
If you suffered severe complications from taking an SGLT2 Inhibitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Below is the criteria required to file an SGLT2 Inhibitor lawsuit:
- Patient has taken Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Glyxambi, Jardiance, or Xigduo XR and suffered one or more of the following:
- Kidney failure
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Heart attack
- Dehydration requiring hospitalization
- Bone fracture
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