Victoza can cause Serious & Irrevrsible Illnesses
Doctors often prescribe Victoza to help Type 2 diabetics keep blood sugar levels under control. This medication is injected once a day to stop blood sugar from rising. It is most effective when combined with other diabetes medications. Unfortunately, Victoza has been linked to thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. Side effects of this drug include:
If these symptoms are not treated promptly, they can lead to dehydration. Long-term dehydration has been linked to kidney failure. Thus, Victoza may be indirectly responsible for kidney failure in some people.
Victoza may cause pancreatitis in some people. This is a painful inflammation of the pancreas that can be fatal if not treated right away. It's often difficult to separate symptoms of pancreatitis from less serious symptoms of taking this medication because they are similar. However, if a patient is experiencing severe stomach pain or stomach pain that goes through to the back, he or she may be suffering from pancreatitis and should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Low Blood Sugar
Since Victoza lowers blood sugar, there's a risk of hypoglyclemia, or low blood sugar, whenever patients take this medication. This risk increases if the patient also takes other diabetes medications. Low blood sugar is a serious complication that needs to be addressed immediately. Patients who are suffering from it should drink orange juice and then call their doctor. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
- Blurred vision
- Fatigue and weakness
- Tremors and shaking
- Confusion or disorientation
- Dizziness or lightheadness
- Pounding or racing heart
Clinical studies using laboratory rats has demonstrated that there is a link between Victoza use and thyroid cancer. While there is not yet evidence of such a link in humans, patients on Victoza should have their thyroid monitored regularly for signs of cancer.
The FDA approved Victoza despite concerns about its safety, and in 2011 it put out public health advisories warning patients about the potential risks associated with this drug.
Patients have filed lawsuits against the makers of Victoza after developing kidney disease or pancreatitis. Lawsuits focus on whether Victoza contained adequate warnings about the chances of getting these diseases and the symptoms of the disease. Patients often suffer for pain and suffering and for medical expenses.
If a patient dies of pancreatitis or other complications associated with using Victoza, his or her loved ones sometimes sue the drug's manufacturer for wrongful death..
If you used Victoza and suffered any of the serious side effects discussed here, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The qualified Victoza attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you get the assistance you need in evaluating your case. A Jacoby & Myers attorney experienced in Viagra litigation can help you file your lawsuit and protect your rights within the statute of limitations allowed by law.
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