Xigduo® XR Lawsuit Lawyer
Controlling type-2 diabetes is a top priority of patients with this disease, yet sometimes the medications prescribed can have serious risks that equal the disease itself. One of these medications is Xigduo® XR, a drug created by AstraZeneca and approved for treatment of type-2 diabetes in 2014. The goal of using Xigduo® XR is better glycemic control through reduced absorption of glucose by the kidneys and improved removal of glucose through the urine. Unfortunately, what has occurred in some patients is a high risk of ketoacidosis, kidney failure, coma and death.
The problem with medications like Xigduo® XR is that they cause some of the same health problems caused by the disease they are meant to treat. Kidney failure, ketoacidosis and cardiovascular problems are some of the risks of type-2 diabetes but are also complications that are reported by users of Xigduo® XR. When a medication does not perform as indicated or has higher risks of health issues than suggested, it can be cause for a defective product or drug lawsuit, which is the case for Xigduo® XR.
Health Conditions Caused by Xigduo® XR
If you or a loved one have taken Xigduo® XR and then experienced worsened health, it could be possible that it was caused by the medication. One of the main concerns with Xigduo® XR is diabetic ketoacidosis, which can cause fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, respiratory problems and confusion, leading to coma or death if not treated. Other health conditions linked to Xigduo® XR include:
- Heart attack
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney failure
- Cardiovascular issues
For those who took Xigduo® XR and experienced any of these health conditions, it may be worthwhile to explore whether the medication was the cause of the complications. If so, they may be able to receive compensation for their medical expenses and other damages through a Xigduo® XR lawsuit. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer today to discuss your case and learn more about your options.