Health officials are warning that over 100 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis have been reported in patients using diabetes drugs in the SGLT2 inhibitor class, including Xigduo XR. It has also been linked to severe infections and kidney failure.
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Xigduo and Ketoacidosis
Xigduo XR combines dapagliflozin (Farxiga) with metformin to help adults with type-2 diabetes control blood-sugar levels. Dapagliflozin belongs to a new class of diabetes drugs that work by helping the kidney eliminate excess sugar in urine. This class is known as sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
In May 2015, the FDA warned that SGLT2 inhibitors were associated with 20 reports of diabetic ketoacidosis in their first year on the market. Soon afterward, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched their own investigation and said 101 cases had been reported worldwide.
Health officials advised seeking emergency medical treatment for symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, unusual fatigue, or breathing problems.
Another concern was that many patients had to be hospitalized. In some cases, their blood-sugar levels were normal or only mildly elevated, and symptoms were also mild. Experts were concerned that these factors could result in patients delaying seeking treatment until ketoacidosis was very severe.
Serious Complications of Ketoacidosis
- Cerebral edema (swelling in the brain)
- Heart attack
- Bowel tissue death due to very low blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
- Diabetic coma
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our trial attorneys are filing individual lawsuits instead of a Xigduo XR class action at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of patients who developed severe side effects, such as:
About Class Actions
Class actions help large groups of people collectively seek compensation. Usually, the lawsuit is filed on behalf of a “class representative” and an attorney argues that compensation should be awarded to everyone who had the same legal claim.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for people with very serious injuries. They may not feel like their case got the legal it deserved, especially if their attorney accepts a “low-ball” settlement and takes a huge cut of the payout before dividing the remainder among everyone in the class action.
Our attorneys specialize in filing individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies who fail to warn about side effects, fail to recall defective drugs, and put corporate profits above public safety.
Sometimes, thousands of people who had the same side effect after taking a dangerous medication all file individual lawsuits. When this happens, it is not unusual for these lawsuits to be centralized at the state or federal level. This type of litigation has many of the advantages of a class action, but each individual case remains independent.
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