Saxagliptin belongs to a class of drugs known as DPP-4 Inhibitors. DPP-4 Inhibitors help people with Type 2 diabetes without an increased risk of low blood sugar. Saxagliptin is sold under the brand name Onglyza. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onglyza in 2009.

Increased Risk of Heart Failure

A 2013 study revealed an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure after taking saxagliptin. This study prompted the FDA to issue a safety communication in 2014. This communication stated the FDA would investigate the link between Onglyza and an increased risk of heart failure.

In 2015, the FDA concluded patients on Onglyza face an increased risk of heart failure. One FDA study showed a 27% increase in heart failure among patients taking Onglyza. As a result, the FDA stated that the drug’s label should warn of the risk of heart failure.

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If you or someone you love suffered heart failure after taking Onglyza, you may be eligible for compensation. The drug injury attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have the experience needed to fight the pharmaceutical companies. When a drug company’s negligence harms you, we stand ready to protect your rights. Your time to take legal action is limited. Get the compensation you deserve for the losses you have suffered.


If you have suffered harm after taking Onglyza, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at 203-876-2711 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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