Boehringer Ingelheim is a medical device company that manufactures Jardiance — a dangerous drug that can cause deadly side effects.
Jardiance (empagliflozin) is an oral diabetes medicine that is meant to control blood sugar levels. Empagliflozin works by helping the kidneys eliminate glucose from your bloodstream. This SGLT2 inhibitor is meant to be used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
However, according to multiple reports, Jardiance can be linked to kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis (the buildup of ketones), heart attacks, stroke, and extreme dehydration. Empagliflozin is currently under investigation by the FDA because of the body producing high levels of blood acids that may require hospitalization.
Why is Jardiance Dangerous?
A search of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database identified 20 cases of acidosis reported as diabetic ketoacidosis, ketoacidosis, or ketosis in patients treated with SGLT2 inhibitors from March 2013 to June 2014. All patients required emergency visits or hospitalization to treat the ketoacidosis formed.
Dehydration and ketoacidosis are possible and it is important to be aware of the symptoms that can lead up to the diseases mentioned. These symptoms include but aren’t limited to:
- Low blood pressure
- Abdominal pain
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Difficulty breathing
If you have taken Jardiance and are concerned about its safety, talk to your doctor about the risks to file a potential lawsuit case against this dangerous drug.
FDA Issues Recommendations About Dangers of Jardiance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned patients of the diseases Jardiance is shown evidence of causing to patients with type 2 diabetes. The risk of ketoacidosis is very prominent and health professionals are advised to consider factors that may predispose patients to the potential risk factors involved before taking the medication. It is recommended however, to discontinue the drug and treat the high level of blood sugar if found after being prescribed.
Can I File A Jardiance Lawsuit?
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Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by Jardiance.
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