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When one takes medication, it is reasonable to expect that doing so will help alleviate certain medical conditions. Those with type 2 diabetes who were prescribed Kombiglyze would reasonably expect that taking it would help control their blood sugar and combat hyperglycemia. Unfortunately for some users, taking Kombiglyze caused led to a serious medical complication that caused or almost resulted in death.

If you or a loved one took Kombiglyze and suffered from a life-threatening or fatal medical complication, you should consult an experienced Houston personal injury attorney with experience handling pharmaceutical liability cases. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our team of dedicated attorneys has a proven track record for success. Furthermore, we aren’t afraid to stand toe-to-toe with goliath pharmaceutical companies to make sure your right to receive compensation for injuries they wrongfully caused is preserved.

For more information about your claim, call us at (713) 804-7855.

What Is Kombiglyze?

Kombiglyze is a prescription medication containing saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride. These medications are used to help adults with type 2 diabetes manage the effects of hyperglycemia. The medication is intended to supplement a healthy routine regarding nutrition, diet, and exercise.

To explore your legal rights and options, schedule an initial consultation with a skilled attorney at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, by calling (713) 804-7855 or contacting us online today.

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What Are the Dangers of Taking Kombiglyze?

In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that medications containing saxagliptin increased the risk of heart failure in patients with preexisting heart and kidney conditions. In 2017, the FDA added a black box warning to Kombiglyze regarding the risk of lactic acidosis.

Besides lactic acidosis and heart failure, other side-effects of Kombiglyze include:

  • Pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas
  • Arthralgia – severe joint pain
  • Hypoglycemia – low blood sugar

If you suspect that you are suffering from a severe side-effect of Kombiglyze, you should call your doctor immediately. Importantly, do not stop taking Kombiglyze without first consulting a healthcare professional.

If you have experienced the following symptoms of heart failure, contact a health care professional immediately:

  • Unusual shortness of breath during daily activities
  • Trouble breathing when lying down
  • Weakness, exhaustion, fatigue
  • Weight gain with swelling in the joints and extremities

If you have experienced the following symptoms, consult a health care professional as soon as possible as you may be suffering from lactic acidosis:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • General muscle weakness
  • Rapid Breathing

If you or one of your loved ones have been injured after developing a severe complication in response to taking Kombiglyze, you might be entitled to a legal remedy for your injuries. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we are dedicated to fostering your right to receive compensation for injuries you sustained after using dangerous medication. We take pride in our ability to deliver personalized legal representation that addresses the unique details of your case.

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