Diabetes Patients: Beware of Serious Drug Injuries

Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems that go far beyond the typical symptoms of the disease itself. People with Type 2 diabetes are at high risk for many complications, including heart disease, vision loss, kidney problems, nerve damage, amputations, and even death.

To reduce their risk of these serious complications, many people with diabetes take prescription medications to control their disease and improve their health. But unfortunately, some diabetes drugs are dangerous and can lead to a host of health problems on their own.

These drugs include:

  • Actos®–Actos is linked to an increased risk of developing bladder cancer in people who took it for more than one year.
  • Invokana and Invokamet—Both of these drugs can increase the risk of patients developing Fournier’s gangrene, bladder cancer, and renal cancer.
  • Onglyza®–Onglyza is linked to an increased risk of developing heart failure, a potentially fatal condition that can significantly impair quality of life.

If you take any of these drugs to help control your Type 2 diabetes, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects, complications, and injuries. Never stop taking a medication without first consulting your doctor, but be sure to notify them if you believe you’ve suffered an adverse reaction to a medication or if your health worsens.

People who may have been harmed by these Type 2 diabetes medications may need to switch to alternative medications to reduce their risks. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury lawyers are here to help anyone harmed by drugs that were supposed to help them, including these diabetes medications. Contact us today for a free consultation.